The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX and the Canon 35mm f2.0 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX is the longer of the two lenses at 60mm. The Canon 35mm f2.0 with a length of 43mm is 17mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX also has a larger diameter of 73mm compared to Canon 35mm f2.0's 67mm 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. Canon 35mm f2.0 weighs 210g, 38% (130g) lighter than the Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX's weight of 340g.
Both Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX and 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 T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Tokina 35mm f2.8 Macro DX is also available in Nikon F (DX) mount.