In this review, we will be comparing Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II and Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS, two Standard Prime lenses from Samyang and Sony. Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm but different max apertures: Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II has a max aperture of F1.4 while the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS has a max aperture of F1.8. Another major difference between these two lenses is that the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II has a max format size coverage of 35mm FF, on the other hand the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS has a max coverage of APS-C / DX.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II and Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II and the Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II
||Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II is the longer of the two lenses at 89mm. The Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS with a length of 62mm is 27mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II also has a larger diameter of 80mm compared to Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS's 62mm 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. Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS weighs 202g, 51% (218g) lighter than the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II's weight of 420g.
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 Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II and Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS 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.