The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF and the Lensbaby Burnside 35 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF is the longer of the two lenses at 93mm. The Lensbaby Burnside 35 with a length of 70mm is 23mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF also has a larger diameter of 91mm compared to Lensbaby Burnside 35's 70mm 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. Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF weighs 361g, which means it is 13g (3%) lighter than the Lensbaby Burnside 35 which has a weight of 374g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF and Lensbaby Burnside 35 has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Lensbaby Burnside 35 is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Samsung NX and Sony Alpha mounts.
Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 40mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 60mm.
Lensbaby Burnside 35 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 52.5mm.