Product Comparison: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G vs Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

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General Specifications
AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
About the Product
35mm wide aperture lens with high-quality optics and compact dimensions designed for use with Nikon DX format cameras. Features a large maximum aperture of f/1.8 that offers a bright viewfinder image and is ideal for low light shooting situations.
One of Sigma's finest creations yet, this lens sets a new benchmark for performance, offering quality that exceeds expectations in every way. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our new Art line delivers superior image quality for high-level artistic expression.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
1.8 /f
1.4 /f
Minimum Focal Length
35 millimeters
35 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
35 millimeters
35 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Fixed Macro Lens
  • Great in low light, maybe even better than the now older 50mm 1.8D.
  • If you're looking for a good lens with a wide aperture to take great shots, this is it!
  • Great color, ease of use, wide aperture.
  • Low light performance is great.
  • Bokeh for images looks great.
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • This lens is amazing! Bokeh, clarity, super wide aperture.
  • This lens provides excellent sharpness at wide apertures and very good bokeh.
  • This lens is sharp across all aperture settings even at 1.4.
  • Ridiculously sharp at all apertures and images always come out spot on.
  • Sharp, clear, just beautiful with all apertures. Feels great.
Size & Weight
2.8 in.
3 in.
2.8 in.
3 in.
2.1 in.
3.7 in.
7 oz.
23.5 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Fixed Macro Lens
  • The size of this lens makes it easy to put into and remove from my camera bags.
  • The lightweight is easy on my neck and hands.
  • This is a perfect lens. It is just the right size for my Nikon 5300.
  • It is very small. It's also light-weight, fast-focusing, with nice optics in a usable focal length.
  • The lens size allows for easy camera handling and makes it easy to add to a camera bag.
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • There's a comfortable weight and build, giving a very solid and sturdy feel.
  • For picture quality, it's amazing! Great size and weight.
  • The weight doesn't bother me at all.
  • It's really sharp, has nice weight and simple controls.
  • This lens is a beautiful, heavy duty lens that performs very well. Good balance with camera.
Minimum Focus Distance
11.76 in.
11.8 in.
Field Of View
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus, Manual/Auto Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Fixed Macro Lens
  • A/MA focus is great and allows for more versatility in focusing.
  • Autofocus is fast and quiet.
  • The autofocus works rapidly, and the image is very, very shape.
  • The manual focus works well and the focus ring moves smoothly.
  • Excellent low light performance, autofocus is fast enough for me.
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • AF is fast and accurate, bokeh is beautiful.
  • Color reproduction is good, glass is good and it syncs flawlessly with my Nikon D750.
  • This is a great lens. The performance at 1.4 is good.
  • The focus ring moves very smoothly and offers just the right amount of resistance to control well.
  • It is so sharp - focus works well.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
8 Elements in 6 Groups
13 Elements in 11 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
52 millimeters
67 millimeters
Super Integrated Coating, AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Rear Focusing System, AS stands for Aspherical lens elements
HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor), Rounded diaphragm, Exclusive low-dispersion glass
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Fixed Macro Lens
  • Comes packaged with carrying case, good cap, bayonet style lens hood.
  • Captures crisp images with lots of detail.
  • The images are clean and bright.
  • It takes bright and beautiful portraits.
  • Focus is fast enough. Amazing features.
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • The Sigma 35mm is sharp at all apertures.
  • This lens is just amazing! Very sharp throughout, great image quality.
  • Build quality is very solid.
  • Very good built - high quality feeling materials and heavy, metal construction.
  • Colors are nice. Bokeh is good.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
169.95 $

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