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 Rokinon 35mm f1.4 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Rokinon 35mm f1.4 is the longer of the two lenses at 112mm. The Lensbaby Burnside 35 with a length of 70mm is 42mm shorter. On the other hand, the Lensbaby Burnside 35 has a larger diameter of 70mm compared to Rokinon 35mm f1.4's 63mm 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 286g (43%) lighter than the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 which has a weight of 660g.
Both Lensbaby Burnside 35 and Rokinon 35mm f1.4 has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Lensbaby Burnside 35 is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Samsung NX and Sony E mounts.
Rokinon 35mm f1.4 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Four Thirds, Pentax KAF and Samsung NX mounts.