differences

Reasons to consider the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC vs the Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS.
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the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

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

Shorter 58 mm vs 121 mm
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2.1x shorter
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)
Smaller diameter 73 mm vs 87 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 255 g vs 0.6 kg
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2.3x lighter
Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS Learn more about
the Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Focus yourself
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC14 mm
12mm f/2 NCS CS12 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

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
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
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

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Competitors

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Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Canon-ef

Fisheye lens

$379

Fisheye Fisheye lens
Auto focus Auto focus
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Wide angle lens

$224 - $279

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Auto focus Auto focus
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS

Lens

$349 - $369

Length Slightly longer

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