The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Venus 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe and the Canon 28mm f2.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Venus 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe is the longer of the two lenses at 408mm. The Canon 28mm f2.8 with a length of 43mm is 365mm shorter. On the other hand, the Canon 28mm f2.8 has a larger diameter of 67mm compared to Venus 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe's 38mm 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. Canon 28mm f2.8 weighs 185g, 60% (289g) lighter than the Venus 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe's weight of 474g.
Both Venus 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe and Canon 28mm f2.8 has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Venus 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe is also available in Nikon F (FX) and Sony E mounts.
Venus 24mm F14 2x Macro Probe is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 24mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 38.4mm.
Canon 28mm f2.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 28mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 44.8mm.