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 FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ 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 FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ with a length of 37mm, is 59mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM also has a larger diameter of 76mm compared to the Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ's 62mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM and Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ 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 FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ weighs 120g, 77% (404g) 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 FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ 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 FE 35mm F2.8 ZA CZ's widest aperture value is F2.8.