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 Samsung 16mm F2.4 Pancake 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. Samyang 16mm f2.0 is the longer of the two lenses at 89mm. The Samsung 16mm F2.4 Pancake with a length of 24mm, is 65mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang 16mm f2.0 also has a larger diameter of 83mm compared to the Samsung 16mm F2.4 Pancake's 61mm 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. Samsung 16mm F2.4 Pancake weighs 90g, 84% (493g) 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 Samsung NX Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Samsung NX Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Samyang 16mm f2.0 and the Samsung 16mm F2.4 Pancake has the same Samsung NX lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Samsung NX lenses are Samsung NX1, Samsung NX3000 and Samsung NX30.
Samyang 16mm f2.0 is also available in Canon EF , Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Nikon F (DX), Four Thirds, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha and Sony E mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 16mm but while Samyang 16mm f2.0 has the fastest aperture of F2.0, the Samsung 16mm F2.4 Pancake's widest aperture value is F2.4.