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 Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The 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. Rokinon 14mm f2.8 weighs 552g, 14% (97g) 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 Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and the Rokinon 14mm 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 MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is also available in Canon EF-M , Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX) and Sony E mounts.
Rokinon 14mm f2.8 is also available in Nikon F (FX) , Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha and Samsung NX mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 14mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.