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 Olympus 30mm F3.5 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.Lensbaby Burnside 35 is the longer of the two lenses at 70mm. The Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro with a length of 60mm is 10mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Lensbaby Burnside 35 also has a larger diameter of 70mm compared to Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro's 57mm 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. Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro weighs 128g, 65% (246g) lighter than the Lensbaby Burnside 35's weight of 374g.
Both Lensbaby Burnside 35 and Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro has the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are OM System OM-5, Panasonic GH6 and OM System OM-1.
Lensbaby Burnside 35 is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha and Sony E mounts.
Lensbaby Burnside 35 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 70mm when used on a 35mm FF format camera. Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 30mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 60mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.