The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang 35mm F1.2 and the Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA is the longer of the two lenses at 112mm. The Samyang 35mm F1.2 with a length of 74mm is 38mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA also has a larger diameter of 79mm compared to Samyang 35mm F1.2's 68mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Samyang 35mm F1.2 and Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA 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. Samyang 35mm F1.2 weighs 420g, which means it is 210g (33%) lighter than the Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA which has a weight of 630g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Samyang 35mm F1.2 and Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony FX30, Sony ZV-E10 and Sony A6600.
Samyang 35mm F1.2 is also available in Canon EF-M , Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mounts.