In this review, we will be comparing the Samyang 35mm F1.4 for the F(FX) Mount and the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 for the F(FX) Mount, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Samyang and Rokinon. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 35mm 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 35mm F1.4 and Rokinon 35mm 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 35mm F1.4 and the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Samyang 35mm F1.4
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|Landscape||Very Good||Very Good|
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 Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Samyang 35mm F1.4 and the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Samyang 35mm F1.4 is also available in Canon EF , Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Sony E and Samsung NX mounts.
Rokinon 35mm f1.4 is also available in Canon EF , Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha and Samsung NX mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm and the fastest aperture of F1.4.