The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 and the Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN 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. Sony FE 35mm F1.8 is the longer of the two lenses at 73mm. The Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN with a length of 46mm, is 27mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 also has a larger diameter of 66mm compared to the Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN's 61mm 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. Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN weighs 140g, 50% (140g) lighter than the Sony FE 35mm F1.8's weight of 280g.
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 the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 and the Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN is also available in Micro Four Thirds mount.
Sony FE 35mm F1.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 52.5mm.
Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 19mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 28.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.