The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Lensbaby Burnside 35 and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 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. Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 is the longer of the two lenses at 120mm. The Lensbaby Burnside 35 with a length of 70mm, is 50mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 also has a larger diameter of 78mm compared to the Lensbaby Burnside 35's 70mm 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. Lensbaby Burnside 35 weighs 374g, which means it is 456g (54%) lighter than the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 which has a weight of 830g.
Both the Lensbaby Burnside 35 and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Lensbaby Burnside 35 is also available in Fujifilm X , Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha and Sony E mounts.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 is also available in Nikon F (FX) mount.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm but while Lensbaby Burnside 35 has the fastest aperture of F2.8, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35's widest aperture value is F1.4.