In this review, we will be comparing the Samyang 24mm f1.4 for the EF Mount and the Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for the EF Mount, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Samyang and Rokinon. 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 Samyang 24mm f1.4 and Rokinon 24mm f1.4 lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang 24mm f1.4 and the Rokinon 24mm f1.4 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.
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 Samyang 24mm f1.4 and the Rokinon 24mm f1.4 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.
Samyang 24mm f1.4 is also available in Nikon F (FX) , Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Sony E and Samsung NX mounts.
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.