The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM and the Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses. Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM is the longer of the two lenses at 96mm. The Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS with a length of 45mm, is 51mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM also has a larger diameter of 76mm compared to the Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS's 63mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM and Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
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 E 35mm F1.8 OSS weighs 155g, 70% (369g) lighter than the Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM's weight of 524g.
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 the Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM and the Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony ZV-E1, Sony A7R V and Sony FX30.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm but while Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM has the fastest aperture of F1.4, the Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS's widest aperture value is F1.8.