The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Nikon 24mm F1.8G ED and the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 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. Rokinon 35mm f1.4 is the longer of the two lenses at 112mm. The Nikon 24mm F1.8G ED with a length of 83mm, is 29mm shorter. On the other hand, the Nikon 24mm F1.8G ED has a larger diameter of 78mm compared to the Rokinon 35mm f1.4's 63mm 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. Nikon 24mm F1.8G ED weighs 355g, which means it is 305g (46%) lighter than the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 which has a weight of 660g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
The Nikon 24mm F1.8G ED has a filter size of 72mm whereas the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 has a 77mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 72mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Nikon 24mm F1.8G ED:
And these are the 77mm filters that we recommend for the Rokinon 35mm f1.4:
Both the Nikon 24mm F1.8G ED and the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Rokinon 35mm f1.4 is also available in Canon EF , Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha and Samsung NX mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm
but while Nikon 24mm F1.8G ED has the fastest aperture of F1.8
, the Rokinon 35mm f1.4's widest aperture value is F1.4