EverydayGetaway wrote in post #17054511
My mistake then, could've sworn the Samyang was smaller, maybe because of the way the Canon is wider in the middle it just felt that way in my hand.
Kethean wrote in post #17054516
I've only held the samyang once or twice. The sigma is quite hefty though!
Quoted me too fast! I posted images for folk to see the difference.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oaSkY7 IMG_8976
Weight is ... 520g and 420g or something like that. It's about 100g difference. But they feel the same at the end of the day, I find the difference insignificant. The Sigma is nearly twice the weight of the Canon, so it definitely is noticeable. The Samyang, being an F1.4 prime as well, conserves weight very nicely, as it's over 200g lighter than the Sigma, if weight is a true concern. Weight shouldn't matter at this focal length though. Your camera still weighs more no doubt.
The Canon is longer with the hood on, than the Samyang (Canon's hood is longer).
And on the subject, the Samyang 85mm F1.4 shot this today, at F1.4:
, on Flickr
At $280, it's hard to beat the value. It costs less than a Helios 40-2, and costs about the same as the Jupiter 9 after shipping. But has better coatings and a hood.
(I still want a Helios 40-2 and will sell my Samyang if I ever get a Helios at a reasonable price, the Samyang is superior optically, but I love the unique bokeh of the Helios)
On that note... the Samyang's bokeh is very smooth.