The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art and the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM 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 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art is the longer of the two lenses at 110mm. The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM with a length of 94mm is 16mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM has a larger diameter of 77mm compared to Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art's 76mm 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. Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art weighs 645g, which means it is 20g (3%) lighter than the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM which has a weight of 665g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Leica L Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Leica L Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art and Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM has the same Leica L lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Leica L lenses are Sigma fp L, Leica SL2-S and Panasonic S5.
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art is also available in Sony E mount.
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is also available in Canon EF , Pentax KAF3, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm and the fastest aperture of F1.4.