differences

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

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
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)
Cheaper $269.00 vs $1,166.64
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The best price we've seen is $898 cheaper (4.3x less)
Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS Learn more about
the Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Reasons to consider the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D

Fisheye lens Yes vs No
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Fisheye lenses take extremely wide 'circular' looking images
Auto focus Yes vs No
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Smaller diameter 64 mm vs 73 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Nikon Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Learn more about
the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
12mm f/2 NCS CS58 mm
16mm f/2.8D56 mm
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
12mm f/2 NCS CS12 mm
16mm f/2.8D16 mm

competitors

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS Competitors

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS

Lens

$369

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

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Lens

$299

Length Longer
Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Lens

$830

Auto focus Auto focus
Diameter Smaller diameter
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Competitors

Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 ZM Leica M

Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 ZM Leica M

Wide angle lens

$420

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Fisheye Not a fisheye
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Wide angle lens

$1,456 - $1,600

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Fisheye Not a fisheye
Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Nikon F

Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Nikon F

Fisheye lens

$851

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture

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