The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 E and the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art 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 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art is the longer of the two lenses at 131mm. The Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 E with a length of 101mm is 30mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art also has a larger diameter of 85mm compared to Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 E's 77mm 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 16-28mm F2.8 E weighs 450g, which means it is 345g (43%) lighter than the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art which has a weight of 795g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 E and Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art is also available in Leica L mount.
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 E has a focal range of 16-28mm and 1.8X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 24 - 42mm.
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art has a focal range of 14-24mm and 1.7X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 21 - 36mm.