77points

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)

68points

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
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24 facts in comparison

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) vs Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
77
points
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
68
points
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Why is Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) better than Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art?

  • 4mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    16mmvs20mm
  • 0.05m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.25mvs0.3m
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • 545g lighter
    405gvs950g
  • Is a wide angle lens
    ?
  • 11.1° narrower minimum angle of view
    ?

    83.4°vs94.5°

Why is Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art better than Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)?

  • 4mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    20mmvs16mm
  • Has full-time manual focus
    ?
  • 11.1° wider maximum angle of view
    ?

    94.5°vs83.4°
  • 0.04x Better magnification factor
    ?

    0.14xvs0.1x

Price comparison

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)

ProductStorePrice
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) AmazonSigma 16mm F/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens...Sigma 16mm F/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E (402965)
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$379.99
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) AmazonSigma 30mm F1.4 Contemporary DC DN Lens ...Sigma 30mm F1.4 Contemporary DC DN Lens for Sony E
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$268.00
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) AmazonSigma 56mm for E-Mount (Sony) Fixed Prim...Sigma 56mm for E-Mount (Sony) Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black (351965)
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$379.00
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) AmazonSigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens...Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E Mount (402965) with Bundle Package Deal Kit Includes: Pro Series Monopod, 3PC Filter Kit + More
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$402.53
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) AmazonSigma 213965 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art for ...Sigma 213965 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E Mount, Black
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$1,396.90
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) AmazonSigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony NEX E-...Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony NEX E-mount Cameras (Black)
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$239.00
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E
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$653.02
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) AmazonSigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | C for Micro 4/3
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$414.03
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) AmazonSigma Contemporary Lens Bundle Includes ...Sigma Contemporary Lens Bundle Includes 16mm f/1.4 DC DN - 30mm f/1.4 DC DN 56mm f/1.4 DC DN for Sony E-Mount Cameras, Black Soft Padded Lens Case, Holds 3 Lenses
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$1,117.00
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount) AmazonSigma 271965 70mm F2.8 Art DG Macro for ...Sigma 271965 70mm F2.8 Art DG Macro for Sony E, Black
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$449.00

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Buy used:

$800.46

ProductStorePrice
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 412954 20mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens f...Sigma 412954 20mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon, Black
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$899.00
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nik...Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F
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$729.80
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Amazon20mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E
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$899.00
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Ca...Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF
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$1,425.48
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E
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$653.02
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Cano...Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon
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$648.28
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Niko...Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Nikon
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$623.00
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Can...Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF (321954)
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$925.46
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art AmazonSigma 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Son...Sigma 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E (401965)
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$782.93

General info

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
2.Has a metal mount
?

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

For example

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 Pro

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
3.minimum focal length
?

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.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

16mm

20mm

4.maximum focal length
?

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.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

16mm

20mm

5.weight
?

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

405g

950g

6.Includes lens hood
?

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.

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

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. Show more

For example

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
2.optical zoom
?

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

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

1x

1x

3.maximum angle of view
?

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).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

83.4°

94.5°

4.magnification
?

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.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.1x

0.14x

5.minimum angle of view
?

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).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

83.4°

94.5°

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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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. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/1.40

f/1.40

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length
?

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.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

1.4f

1.4f

3.Has rounded aperture blades
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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.

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
4.aperture blades
?

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.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

9

9

5.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
?

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.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

16f

16f

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
?

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.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

16f

16f

Focus

1.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
2.Can focus to infinity
?

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.

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
3.minimum focus distance
?

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.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.25m

0.3m

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
?

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.

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
5.Has full-time manual focus
?

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.

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-mount)
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

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