The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE and the Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro 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 E 30mm F3.5 Macro is the longer of the two lenses at 56mm. The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE with a length of 37mm is 19mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro also has a larger diameter of 62mm compared to Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE's 61mm diameter.
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 F2.8 FE weighs 93g, which means it is 45g (32%) lighter than the Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro which has a weight of 138g.
Both Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE and Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro 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 24mm F2.8 FE is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 24mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 36mm.
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 30mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 36mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.