The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/25 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 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A is the longer of the two lenses at 108mm. The Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/25 with a length of 98mm is 10mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A also has a larger diameter of 83mm compared to Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/25's 73mm 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.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A and Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/25 has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A is also available in Nikon F (FX) , Sigma SA, Sony E and Leica L mounts.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/25 is also available in Nikon F (FX) mount.
Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 28mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 44.8mm.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T2/25 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 25mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 40mm.