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 FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The 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 FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ with a length of 37mm, is 55mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E also has a larger diameter of 72mm compared to the Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ's 62mm diameter.
The 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 FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ weighs 120g, 70% (285g) 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 the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E and the Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ 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.
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 16mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 24mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera. Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 52.5mm.