The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro and the Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro is the longer of the two lenses at 67mm. The Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro with a length of 60mm, is 7mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro has a larger diameter of 72mm compared to the Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro's 71mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro weighs 295g, which means it is 25g (7%) lighter than the Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro which has a weight of 320g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Macro Prime Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for size comparison purposes.
Macro Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro and the Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro have the same Filter thread size of 55mm.
Below are links to the 55mm filters that we recommend you to consider for these lenses:
Both the Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro and the Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro is also available in Canon EF , Pentax KAF, Sigma SA and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm
and the fastest aperture of F2.8