The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 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. Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 is the longer of the two lenses at 120mm. The Rokinon 35mm f1.4 with a length of 112mm, is 8mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 also has a larger diameter of 78mm compared to the Rokinon 35mm f1.4's 63mm diameter.
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 35mm f1.4 weighs 660g, which means it is 170g (20%) lighter than the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 which has a weight of 830g.
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 35mm f1.4 and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 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 35mm f1.4 is also available in Nikon F (FX) , Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha and Samsung NX mounts.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 is also available in Nikon F (FX) mount.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm and the fastest aperture of F1.4.