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 Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX 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 Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX with a length of 60mm is 48mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A also has a larger diameter of 83mm compared to Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX'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.
Both Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A and Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX 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.
Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX is also available in Nikon F (DX) 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.
Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 56mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.