The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM and the Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX 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 12-24mm F4 DG HSM is the longer of the two lenses at 132mm. The Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX with a length of 90mm is 42mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM also has a larger diameter of 101mm compared to Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX's 84mm 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. Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX weighs 570g, 50% (581g) lighter than the Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM's weight of 1151g.
Both Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM has the Nikon F (FX) lens mount whereas the Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX has the Nikon F (DX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with these mounts are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500 for the Nikon F (FX) Mount and Nikon D3500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D5600 for the Nikon F (DX) Mount.
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM is also available in Sigma SA and Canon EF mounts.
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX is also available in Canon EF mount.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 12-24mm and the fastest aperture of F4.