The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the 7artisans 12mm F2.8 and the Samyang 12mm 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.7artisans 12mm F2.8 is the longer of the two lenses at 66mm. The Samyang 12mm f2.0 with a length of 59mm is 7mm shorter. On the other hand, the Samyang 12mm f2.0 has a larger diameter of 73mm compared to 7artisans 12mm F2.8's 63mm 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. Samyang 12mm f2.0 weighs 260g, 11% (35g) lighter than the 7artisans 12mm F2.8's weight of 295g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF-M Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF-M Mount for Size Comparison
Both 7artisans 12mm F2.8 and Samyang 12mm f2.0 has the same Canon EF-M lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF-M lenses are Canon M50 II, Canon M200 and Canon M6 MII.
7artisans 12mm F2.8 is also available in Sony E and Fujifilm X mounts.
Samyang 12mm f2.0 is also available in Fujifilm X , Micro Four Thirds, Sony E and Samsung NX mounts.