The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF and the Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF is the longer of the two lenses at 129mm. The Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS with a length of 95mm is 34mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF also has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS's 73mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF and Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
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. Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS weighs 426g, 58% (601g) lighter than the Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF's weight of 1027g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Samyang 24-70mm f2.8 AF and Sony FE 24-70mm F4 OSS has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.