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 Samsung 30mm F2 Pancake for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Lensbaby Burnside 35 is the longer of the two lenses at 70mm. The Samsung 30mm F2 Pancake with a length of 22mm, is 48mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Lensbaby Burnside 35 also has a larger diameter of 70mm compared to the Samsung 30mm F2 Pancake's 62mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Samsung 30mm F2 Pancake weighs 85g, 77% (289g) lighter than the Lensbaby Burnside 35's weight of 374g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Prime Lenses in Samsung NX Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Lenses in Samsung NX Mount for Size Comparison
The Lensbaby Burnside 35 has a filter size of 62mm whereas the Samsung 30mm F2 Pancake has a 43mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 62mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Lensbaby Burnside 35:
And these are the 43mm filters that we recommend for the Samsung 30mm F2 Pancake:
Both the Lensbaby Burnside 35 and the Samsung 30mm F2 Pancake has the same Samsung NX lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Samsung NX lenses are Samsung NX500, Samsung NX1 and Samsung NX3000.
Lensbaby Burnside 35 is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha and Sony E mounts.
Lensbaby Burnside 35 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm.
On the other hand, the Samsung 30mm F2 Pancake is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 30mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 45mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.