differences

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

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the 12mm f/2 NCS CS goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Slightly lighter 255 g vs 375 g
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More than 30% lighter
Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS Learn more about
the Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Reasons to consider the Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

Auto focus Yes vs No
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Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2
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At its widest, the XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR captures much more light (1 f-stop)
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the Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
12mm f/2 NCS CSf/2
XF 16mm f/1.4 R WRf/1.4
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
12mm f/2 NCS CS12 mm
XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR16 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Competitors

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Lens

$999

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR

Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR

Portrait lens

Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S.

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S.

Portrait lens

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS Competitors

Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS

Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS

Low light lens

$489

Length Longer
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Wide angle lens

$299

Length Longer
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Wide angle lens

$379

Auto focus Auto focus
Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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