The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 28mm F2 and the Samyang T-S 24mm f3.5 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Samyang T-S 24mm f3.5 is the longer of the two lenses at 112mm. The Sony FE 28mm F2 with a length of 60mm is 52mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Samyang T-S 24mm f3.5 also has a larger diameter of 86mm compared to Sony FE 28mm F2's 64mm 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 28mm F2 weighs 200g, which means it is 480g (70%) lighter than the Samyang T-S 24mm f3.5 which has a weight of 680g.
Both Sony FE 28mm F2 and Samyang T-S 24mm f3.5 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.
Samyang T-S 24mm f3.5 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF and Sony Alpha mounts.
Sony FE 28mm F2 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.
Samyang T-S 24mm f3.5 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.