The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and the 7artisans 12mm 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.Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is the longer of the two lenses at 96mm. The 7artisans 12mm F2.8 with a length of 66mm is 30mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 also has a larger diameter of 87mm compared to 7artisans 12mm F2.8's 63mm 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. 7artisans 12mm F2.8 weighs 295g, 54% (354g) lighter than the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2's weight of 649g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for Size Comparison
Both Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and 7artisans 12mm F2.8 has the same Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S.
Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is also available in Canon EF , Canon EF-M, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX) and Sony E mounts.
7artisans 12mm F2.8 is also available in Canon EF-M and Sony E mounts.
Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 14mm. 7artisans 12mm F2.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 12mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 21mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.