The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF and the Canon TS-E 90mm f2.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Canon TS-E 90mm f2.8 is the longer of the two lenses at 88mm. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF with a length of 72mm is 16mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon TS-E 90mm f2.8 also has a larger diameter of 74mm compared to Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF'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 85mm F1.4 EF weighs 485g, which means it is 80g (14%) lighter than the Canon TS-E 90mm f2.8 which has a weight of 565g.
Both Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF and Canon TS-E 90mm f2.8 has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 85mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 136mm.
Canon TS-E 90mm f2.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 90mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 144mm.