differences

Reasons to consider the Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Nikon-f

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
Cheaper $399.00 vs $898.30
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The best price we've seen is $499 cheaper (2.3x less)
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the Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Nikon-f

Reasons to consider the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D

Slightly lighter 287 g vs 0.5 kg
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More than 40% lighter
Nikon Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Learn more about
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fisheye Both are fisheye lenses Help
Extremely wide circular images
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Nikon-f12 mm
16mm f/2.8D16 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8

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

competitors

Nikon Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Competitors

Nikon Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX

Nikon Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX

Fisheye lens

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG

Fisheye lens

$609

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Auto focus Auto focus
Nikon Nikkor  20mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D

Wide angle lens

$622

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Length Slightly shorter
Fisheye Not a fisheye

Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Nikon-f Competitors

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Nikon F

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$606

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Fisheye Not a fisheye

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