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 Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The 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 Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II with a length of 89mm, is 7mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 also has a larger diameter of 87mm compared to the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II's 84mm diameter.
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. Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II weighs 560g, 13% (89g) lighter than the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2's weight of 649g.
Both the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II 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.
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II is also available in Nikon F (DX) and Sony Alpha mounts.
Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 14mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 22.4mm.
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II has a focal range of 11-16mm and 1.5X zoom ratio which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 17.6-25.6mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.