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 Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is the longer of the two lenses at 96mm. The Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye with a length of 13mm, is 83mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 also has a larger diameter of 87mm compared to the Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye 's 56mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye weighs 30g, 95% (619g) 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 Micro Four Thirds Mount for size comparison purposes.
Ultra-Wideangle Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and the Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye has the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are OM System OM-1 II, Panasonic G9 II and OM System OM-5.
Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is also available in Canon EF , Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Nikon F (FX) and Sony E mounts.
Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 14mm.
On the other hand, the Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 9mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 18mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.