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 Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 is the longer of the two lenses at 89mm. The Lensbaby Burnside 35 with a length of 70mm is 19mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 also has a larger diameter of 75mm compared to Lensbaby Burnside 35's 70mm 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. Lensbaby Burnside 35 weighs 374g, which means it is 191g (33%) lighter than the Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 which has a weight of 565g.
Both Lensbaby Burnside 35 and Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 has the same Pentax KAF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF lenses are Pentax KF, Pentax K-3 III and Pentax K-1 II.
Lensbaby Burnside 35 is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Samsung NX, Sony Alpha and Sony E mounts.
Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 is also available in Canon EF , Sony Alpha and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Lensbaby Burnside 35 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 52.5mm.
Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 28mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42mm.