The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4 E and the Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro 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 atx-m 56mm F1.4 E is the longer of the two lenses at 72mm. The Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro with a length of 71mm is 1mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro has a larger diameter of 71mm compared to Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4 E's 65mm 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. Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro weighs 236g, 25% (79g) lighter than the Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4 E's weight of 315g.
Both Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4 E and Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony FX30, Sony ZV-E10 and Sony A6600.
Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4 E is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 56mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 84mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera. Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 75mm.