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 Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM 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 Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM with a length of 45mm is 25mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 70mm.
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. Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM weighs 150g, 59% (224g) lighter than the Lensbaby Burnside 35's weight of 374g.
Both Lensbaby Burnside 35 and Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM 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.
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.
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 30mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 52.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.