The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR and the Samyang 16mm f2.0 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. Samyang 16mm f2.0 is the longer of the two lenses at 89mm. The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR with a length of 45mm, is 44mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang 16mm f2.0 also has a larger diameter of 83mm compared to the Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR's 60mm 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. Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR weighs 155g, which means it is 428g (73%) lighter than the Samyang 16mm f2.0 which has a weight of 583g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR and the Samyang 16mm f2.0 has the same Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S.
Samyang 16mm f2.0 is also available in Canon EF , Canon EF-M, Nikon F (DX), Four Thirds, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Sony E and Samsung NX mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 16mm but while Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR has the fastest aperture of F2.8, the Samyang 16mm f2.0's widest aperture value is F2.0.