The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Olympus 30mm F3.5 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 a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Sigma 30mm F1.4 C is the longer of the two lenses at 73mm. The Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro with a length of 60mm, is 13mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C also has a larger diameter of 65mm compared to the Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro's 57mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro weighs 128g, which means it is 137g (51%) lighter than the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C which has a weight of 265g.
The Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro has a filter size of 46mm whereas the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C has a 52mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 46mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro:
And these are the 52mm filters that we recommend for the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C:
Both the Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro and the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C has the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are OM System OM-1 II, Panasonic G9 II and OM System OM-5.
Sigma 30mm F1.4 C is also available in Sony E , Fujifilm X and Nikon Z mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 30mm
but while Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro has the fastest aperture of F3.5
, the Sigma 30mm F1.4 C's widest aperture value is F1.4