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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ vs Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ better than Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C?

  • 322g lighter
    ?

    93gvs415g
  • Has a metal mount
    ?
  • Has full-time manual focus
    ?
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    22fvs16f
  • 26mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    42mmvs16mm
  • 0.13x Better magnification factor
    ?

    0.23xvs0.1x
  • 2mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    14mmvs16mm
  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    22fvs16f

Why is Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C better than Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ?

  • Can focus to infinity
    ?
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • 60% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/1.4 vs3.5f
  • 4.2f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    1.4fvs5.6f
  • Has or is a prime lens
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  • 8.2° wider maximum angle of view
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    83.2°vs75°
  • Includes lens hood
    ?
  • 4 more aperture blades
    ?

    9vs5

Price comparison

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

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General info

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.weight

93g

415g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.Has a metal mount
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
4.has or is a prime lens
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
5.Includes lens hood
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
6.maximum focal length

42mm

16mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
2.maximum angle of view

75°

83.2°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
3.magnification

0.23x

0.1x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
4.minimum angle of view

29°

83.2°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
5.optical zoom

3x

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/3.5

f/1.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

5.6f

1.4f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

16f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

16f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
6.aperture blades

5

9

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.Has full-time manual focus
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
4.minimum focus distance

0.25m

0.25m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
5.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

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