differences

Reasons to consider the Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/1
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At its narrowest, the 12mm f/2 NCS CS goes 8.9 f-stops narrower
Wider aperture f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 12mm f/2 NCS CS captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS Learn more about
the Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Reasons to consider the Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R

Auto focus Yes vs No
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Smaller diameter 65 mm vs 73 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Learn more about
the Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
58 mm
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
12mm f/2 NCS CS12 mm
XF 14mm f/2.8 R14 mm

competitors

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS Competitors

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Lens

$299

Length Longer
Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

Low light lens

Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Lens

$999

Auto focus Auto focus
Diameter Smaller diameter
Aperture Narrower aperture

Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  20mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D

Wide angle lens

$429 - $622

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS Samsung NX

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS Samsung NX

Low light lens

$415

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R

Low light lens

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Diameter Slightly larger diameter

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