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
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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
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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

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Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Nikon F

Fisheye lens

$609

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Diameter Larger diameter
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Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG

Fisheye lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Auto focus Auto focus
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Nikon Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED

Wide angle lens

$1,892

Fisheye Not a fisheye

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

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Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Nikon F

Fisheye lens

$429

Auto focus Auto focus
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Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Canon EF

Wide angle lens

$339

Fisheye Not a fisheye
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Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$499

Zoom range More zoom
Fisheye Not a fisheye

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