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:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider 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 the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM's 83mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended 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.
Ultra-Wideangle Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM and the 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 A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 14mm
but while Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM has the fastest aperture of F1.8
, the Samyang AF 14mm F2.8's widest aperture value is F2.8