The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Lensbaby Sol 45 Mirrorless and the Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A is the longer of the two lenses at 131mm. The Lensbaby Sol 45 Mirrorless with a length of 65mm is 66mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A also has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to Lensbaby Sol 45 Mirrorless's 73mm diameter.
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.
Both Lensbaby Sol 45 Mirrorless and Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Lensbaby Sol 45 Mirrorless is also available in Fujifilm X mount.
Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA and Leica L mounts.
Lensbaby Sol 45 Mirrorless is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 45mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 67.5mm.
Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 40mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 60mm.