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 Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF 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 16mm F1.4 DC DN E is the longer of the two lenses at 92mm. The Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF with a length of 69mm is 23mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E also has a larger diameter of 72mm compared to Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF'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. Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN E weighs 405g, which means it is 85g (17%) lighter than the Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF which has a weight of 490g.
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 Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF 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.
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF is also available in Sony E mount.
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. Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 20mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 30mm.