The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 and the Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA 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 Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA is the longer of the two lenses at 112mm. The Sony FE 35mm F1.8 with a length of 73mm, is 39mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA also has a larger diameter of 79mm compared to the Sony FE 35mm F1.8's 66mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 35mm F1.8 and Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
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 35mm F1.8 weighs 280g, which means it is 350g (55%) lighter than the Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA which has a weight of 630g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
The Sony FE 35mm F1.8 has a filter size of 55mm whereas the Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA has a 72mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 55mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Sony FE 35mm F1.8:
And these are the 72mm filters that we recommend for the Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA:
Both the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 and the Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA 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 35mm
but while Sony FE 35mm F1.8 has the fastest aperture of F1.8
, the Sony Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA's widest aperture value is F1.4