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 FE 50mm F2.8 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.Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II is the longer of the two lenses at 89mm. The Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro with a length of 71mm is 18mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II also has a larger diameter of 80mm compared to Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro's 71mm 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 FE 50mm F2.8 Macro weighs 236g, 43% (184g) lighter than the Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II's weight of 420g.
Both Samyang 50mm F1.4 FE II and Sony FE 50mm F2.8 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.