Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE is the longer of the two lenses at 100mm. The Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro with a length of 81mm is 19mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE also has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro's 53mm 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. Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro weighs 291g, which means it is 277g (48%) lighter than the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE which has a weight of 568g.
Both Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro and Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7 IV, Sony ZV-E10 and Sony A1.
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is also available in Leica M , Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L mounts.