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 Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX 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 Premium MF 14mm F2.4 is the longer of the two lenses at 109mm. The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX with a length of 89mm is 20mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 also has a larger diameter of 95mm compared to Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX's 84mm 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. Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX weighs 560g, 29% (231g) lighter than the Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4's weight of 791g.
Both Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 and Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX 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.
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX is also available in Nikon F (DX) and Sony Alpha mounts.
Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 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 an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 22.4mm.
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX has a focal range of 11-16mm and 1.5X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 17.6-25.6mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.