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 Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 is the longer of the two lenses at 89mm. The Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ with a length of 76mm is 13mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ has a larger diameter of 78mm compared to Schneider PC 28mm f2.8's 75mm 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. Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ weighs 555g, which means it is 10g (1%) lighter than the Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 which has a weight of 565g.
Both Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ and Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 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.
Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 is also available in Canon EF , Pentax KAF and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Sony 24mm F2 SSM CZ is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 24mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 36mm.
Schneider PC 28mm f2.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 28mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42mm.