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 Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD 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 XP 35mm F1.2 is the longer of the two lenses at 117mm. The Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD with a length of 81mm is 36mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 also has a larger diameter of 93mm compared to Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD's 80mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 and Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
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. Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD weighs 480g, 56% (626g) lighter than the Samyang XP 35mm F1.2's weight of 1106g.
Both Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 and Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD 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.
Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD is also available in Nikon F (FX) and Sony Alpha mounts.