The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN and the Samyang 35mm F1.2 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 35mm F1.2 is the longer of the two lenses at 74mm. The Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN with a length of 65mm is 9mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN has a larger diameter of 70mm compared to Samyang 35mm F1.2's 68mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN and Samyang 35mm F1.2 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. Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN weighs 325g, which means it is 95g (22%) lighter than the Samyang 35mm F1.2 which has a weight of 420g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN and Samyang 35mm F1.2 has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN is also available in Leica L mount.
Samyang 35mm F1.2 is also available in Canon EF-M , Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mounts.