In this review, we will be comparing Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM and Samyang AF 14mm F2.8, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Sony and Samyang. Both lenses have the same focal range of 14mm but different max apertures: Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM has a max aperture of F1.8 while the Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 has a max aperture of F2.8.
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 FE 14mm F1.8 GM and Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM and the Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM
||Samyang AF 14mm F2.8
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is the longer of the two lenses at 100mm. The Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 with a length of 98mm is 2mm shorter. On the other hand, the Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 has a larger diameter of 86mm compared to Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM's 83mm 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 FE 14mm F1.8 GM weighs 460g, which means it is 45g (8%) lighter than the Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 which has a weight of 505g.
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 Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM and Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 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.