In this review, we will be comparing the Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for the EF Mount and the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM for the EF Mount, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Rokinon and Canon. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 24mm and F1.4 so they are very comparable in this regard.
We will start by looking briefly at the main specs of these two lenses, and in the next section, we will start analyzing them in more detail and listing the pros and cons of each lens.
What type of photography are the Rokinon 24mm f1.4 and Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Rokinon 24mm f1.4 and the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Size and Weight Comparison
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. Rokinon 24mm f1.4 weighs 580g, which means it is 70g (10%) lighter than the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM which has a weight of 650g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Rokinon 24mm f1.4 and the Canon 24mm f1.4L II USM has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Rokinon 24mm f1.4 is also available in Nikon F (FX) , Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha and Samsung NX mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 24mm and the fastest aperture of F1.4.