The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro and the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses. Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro is the longer of the two lenses at 79mm. The Sigma 30mm F1.4 C with a length of 73mm, is 6mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C has a larger diameter of 65mm compared to the Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro's 60mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro and Sigma 30mm F1.4 C to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro weighs 195g, which means it is 70g (26%) lighter than the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C which has a weight of 265g.
Both the Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro and the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C has the same Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S.
Sigma 30mm F1.4 C is also available in Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 30mm but while Fujifilm XF 30mm F2.8 Macro has the fastest aperture of F2.8, the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C's widest aperture value is F1.4.