The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 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. Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 is the longer of the two lenses at 120mm. The Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 with a length of 117mm, is 3mm shorter. On the other hand, the Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 has a larger diameter of 93mm compared to the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35's 78mm 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. Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 weighs 830g, 24% (276g) lighter than the Samyang XP 35mm F1.2's weight of 1106g.
Both the Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 and the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 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.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 is also available in Nikon F (FX) mount.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm but while Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 has the fastest aperture of F1.2, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35's widest aperture value is F1.4.