In this review, we will be comparing Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E and Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Sigma and Sony. Both lenses have the same focal range of 16mm but different max apertures: Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E has a max aperture of F1.4 while the Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake has a max aperture of F2.8.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E and Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E and the Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E is the longer of the two lenses at 92mm. The Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake with a length of 23mm is 69mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E also has a larger diameter of 72mm compared to Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake's 62mm 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. Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake weighs 74g, 81% (331g) lighter than the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E's weight of 405g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E and Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony FX30, Sony ZV-E10 and Sony A6600.