In this review, we will be comparing Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 and Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Samyang and Canon. Both lenses have the same focal range of 14mm but different max apertures: Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 has a max aperture of F2.4 while the Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM has a max aperture of F2.8.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 and Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 and the Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4
||Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 is the longer of the two lenses at 109mm. The Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM with a length of 94mm is 15mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 also has a larger diameter of 95mm compared to Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM's 80mm 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. Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM weighs 645g, 18% (146g) lighter than the Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4's weight of 791g.
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 Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 and Canon 14mm f2.8L II USM 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.