Canon's L lenses are considered some of the best out there by many professionals, but they are also on the more expensive side of things. On the other hand, Sigma's Art lenses typically come in at about half the price of their Canon equivalents, making them an intriguing alternative for many shooters. How do they compare to their Canon counterparts? This great video takes a look at a few common focal lengths to answer that question.
Coming to you from the crew over at Mango Street, this helpful video comparison takes at Canon L lenses versus Sigma Art lenses. Sigma's Art lenses often meet or even exceed the image quality seen in equivalent Canon lenses, but of course, that is not the only factor in choosing a lens. Most often discussed is the reliability of their autofocus. This has been a bit of a mixed bag for me: for example, the 14mm f/1.8 Art gave me lots of issues, but on the other hand, the 105mm f/1.4 Art performs flawlessly. Generally, the newer the lens, the better its autofocus seems to be. And if you are someone who does not need spot-on autofocus, the Art series is all the more appealing. Check out the video above for the full rundown.