The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE and the Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA 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. Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA is the longer of the two lenses at 66mm. The Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE with a length of 61mm, is 5mm shorter. On the other hand, the Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE has a larger diameter of 64mm compared to the Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA's 63mm 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. Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE weighs 145g, which means it is 80g (35%) lighter than the Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA which has a weight of 225g.
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 the Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE and the Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA 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.
Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 18mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 27mm.
Sony CZ T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 24mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 36mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.