The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE and the Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ is the longer of the two lenses at 37mm. The Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE with a length of 33mm, is 4mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 62mm.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE and Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE weighs 85g, which means it is 35g (29%) lighter than the Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ which has a weight of 120g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE and the Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ have the same Filter thread size of 49mm.
Below are links to the 49mm filters that we recommend you to consider for these lenses:
Both the Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE and the Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm
and the fastest aperture of F2.8