Is Lens X better than Lens Y?
If we presume that it is the same focal length or the same zoom range (or at least really close), this question can be answered thoroughly. Not all lenses are created equal.
A 35mm f/1.4 lens from one manufacturer can outperform the same lens made by a different manufacturer. The first generation of the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L lens is inferior when compared to the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens, in almost any aspect, whether price or optical quality etc. However, the second generation of the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II is slightly optically better, but the price is more than double.
When comparing lenses, you should take note of:
- the focus motor and accuracy,
- optical quality (sharpness, vignetting, chromatic aberration and distortion),
- build quality,
- common issues,
- And of course, price.
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