The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM and the Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
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. Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM weighs 170g, which means it is 410g (70%) lighter than the Rokinon 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 the Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM and the Rokinon 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 A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
Rokinon 24mm f1.4 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Four Thirds, Pentax KAF and Samsung NX mounts.
Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 52.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera. Rokinon 24mm f1.4 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 a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 36mm.