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 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A 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 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A is the longer of the two lenses at 131mm. The Sony FE 35mm F1.8 with a length of 73mm is 58mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A also has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to Sony FE 35mm F1.8's 66mm 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 Sony FE 35mm F1.8 and Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A 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 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA and Leica L mounts.
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 an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 52.5mm.
Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 40mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 60mm.