differences

Reasons to consider the Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS vs the Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS.
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Reasons to consider the Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Shorter 58 mm vs 114 mm
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Around 50% shorter
Smaller diameter 73 mm vs 86 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Lighter 255 g vs 0.6 kg
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2.4x lighter
Slightly cheaper $254.00 vs $489.29
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The best price we've seen is $235 cheaper (around 50% less)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Focus yourself
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS16 mm
12mm f/2 NCS CS12 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

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS Competitors

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
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

Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Competitors

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Samsung NX

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Samsung NX

Wide angle lens

$528

Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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