The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD and the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 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. Rokinon 35mm f1.4 is the longer of the two lenses at 112mm. The Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD with a length of 81mm, is 31mm shorter. On the other hand, the Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD has a larger diameter of 80mm compared to the Rokinon 35mm f1.4's 63mm 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. Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD weighs 450g, which means it is 210g (31%) lighter than the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 which has a weight of 660g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for Size Comparison
The Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD has a filter size of 67mm whereas the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 has a 77mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 67mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD:
And these are the 77mm filters that we recommend for the Rokinon 35mm f1.4:
Both the Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD and the Rokinon 35mm f1.4 has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD is also available in Canon EF and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Rokinon 35mm f1.4 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Four Thirds, Pentax KAF and Samsung NX mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm
but while Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD has the fastest aperture of F1.8
, the Rokinon 35mm f1.4's widest aperture value is F1.4