The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang AF 50mm F1.4 FE and the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II 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. Samyang AF 50mm F1.4 FE is the longer of the two lenses at 98mm. The Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II with a length of 89mm, is 9mm shorter. On the other hand, the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II has a larger diameter of 80mm compared to the Samyang AF 50mm F1.4 FE's 74mm 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 50mm F1.4 FE II weighs 420g, 28% (165g) lighter than the Samyang AF 50mm F1.4 FE's weight of 585g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Samyang AF 50mm F1.4 FE and the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II 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 50mm and the fastest aperture of F1.4.