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 35mm F1.8 SAM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The 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 35mm F1.8 SAM with a length of 52mm, is 18mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 70mm.
The 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 35mm F1.8 SAM weighs 170g, 54% (204g) lighter than the Lensbaby Burnside 35's weight of 374g.
Both the Lensbaby Burnside 35 and the Sony DT 35mm F1.8 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.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm but while Lensbaby Burnside 35 has the fastest aperture of F2.8, the Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM's widest aperture value is F1.8.