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Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
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Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC vs Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A

Why is Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC better than Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A?

  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs16f
  • 0.81x Better magnification factor
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    1xvs0.19x
  • Is a wide angle lens
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  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs16f
  • 0.4° narrower minimum angle of view
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    63°vs63.4°

Why is Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A better than Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC?

  • Has a metal mount
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  • Has focus motor
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  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • 47g lighter
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    665gvs712g
  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • Has rounded aperture blades
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  • 0.4° wider maximum angle of view
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    63.4°vs63°
  • 3 more aperture blades
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    9vs6

Price comparison

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Cano...Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon, Black, 3.7 x 3.03 x 3.03 (340101)
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$687.62
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Niko...Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Nikon, Black, 3.7 x 3.03 x 3.03 (340306)
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$639.95
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E
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$697.00
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Amazon85mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E
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$824.94
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Cano...Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon (Renewed)
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$674.95
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Niko...Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Nikon
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$750.91
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens for Sony...Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens for Sony A
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$679.95
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Amazon35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM L-Mount
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$699.00
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Sony...Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Sony A (Renewed)
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$599.95
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 340306 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens for N...Sigma 340306 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens for Nikon (Black) - International Version (No Warranty)
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$798.99

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
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.
3.weight

712g

665g

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.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
5.Front element doesn't rotate
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
6.Includes lens hood
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
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.
7.Is a wide angle lens
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.
8.has or is a prime lens
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
9.Is a normal lens
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

Optics

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

Aperture

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.
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.Has rounded aperture blades
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
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.
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.
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.
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.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
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
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
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.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
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.
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.

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