With Sigma’s recent release of the 28-70mm f/2.8 Contemporary lens for mirrorless cameras, a lot of photographers are wondering how it stacks up to Sigma’s 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lens.

In the video above, Oklahoma-based Brett Day seeks to answer that question. The focal range these lenses cover are popular for a variety of genres. But with only $200 between the two lenses, what are the major differences between the two lenses?

Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens

The 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens from Sigma is a versatile wide-angle to portrait-length zoom characterized by its f/2.8 constant maximum aperture. More lightweight and compact than similar 24-70mm lenses, it’s optical design incorporates two FLD and two SLD low-dispersion elements plus three aspherical elements that reduce a variety of aberrations to achieve high sharpness, enhanced clarity, and improved color accuracy. It features just one lightweight focusing element, which keeps the AF unit small.