The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG and the Canon 35mm f2.0 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 24mm F1.8 EX DG is the longer of the two lenses at 83mm. The Canon 35mm f2.0 with a length of 43mm, is 40mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG also has a larger diameter of 84mm compared to the Canon 35mm f2.0's 67mm 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. Canon 35mm f2.0 weighs 210g, 58% (290g) lighter than the Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG's weight of 500g.
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 the Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG and the Canon 35mm f2.0 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 24mm F1.8 EX DG is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG 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.
Canon 35mm f2.0 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 56mm.