The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE and the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM 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 FE 24mm F1.4 GM is the longer of the two lenses at 92mm. The Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE with a length of 72mm, is 20mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM also has a larger diameter of 75mm compared to the Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE's 65mm 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 24mm F1.8 FE weighs 230g, which means it is 215g (48%) lighter than the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM which has a weight of 445g.
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 24mm F1.8 FE and the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony ZV-E1, Sony A7R V and Sony FX30.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 24mm but while Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE has the fastest aperture of F1.8, the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM's widest aperture value is F1.4.