The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang 16mm f2.0 and the Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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, 0% (3g) lighter than the Samyang 16mm f2.0's weight of 583g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Four Thirds Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Four Thirds Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Samyang 16mm f2.0 and the Rokinon 24mm f1.4 has the same Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Four Thirds lenses are , and .
Samyang 16mm f2.0 is also available in Canon EF , Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Nikon F (DX), Micro Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Sony E and Samsung NX mounts.
Rokinon 24mm f1.4 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha and Samsung NX mounts.
Samyang 16mm f2.0 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 16mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 24mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera. Rokinon 24mm f1.4 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 24mm.