In this review, we will be comparing Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ and Samyang 24mm f1.4, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Sony and Samyang. Both lenses have the same focal range of 24mm but different max apertures: Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ has a max aperture of F2.0 while the Samyang 24mm f1.4 has a max aperture of F1.4.
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 Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ and Samyang 24mm f1.4 lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ and the Samyang 24mm f1.4 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Size and Weight Comparison
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. Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ weighs 555g, which means it is 25g (4%) lighter than the Samyang 24mm f1.4 which has a weight of 580g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ and Samyang 24mm f1.4 has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Samyang 24mm f1.4 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony E and Samsung NX mounts.