Are you saying that the Samyang is closer to the Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II than the Mark I?
In functionality yes. The Canon MkI is severely limited in the tilt to shift orientations (as are all Nikon PC-E lenses), the Canon MkII version was a vast improvement on that and offers unlimited tilt and shift orientation not only in the picture but in relation to each other, the Samyang, though obviously built to a lower price point, has the same orientation adjustments as the Canon MkII lens.
This is enough for me to recommend the Samyang. Besides, the Canon 24mm MkI is not a particularly "good" lens.
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Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.