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Reasons to consider the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Samsung-nx

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Focuses quickly and silently
Auto focus Yes vs No
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Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 85mm f/1.4 Samsung-nx captures much more light, 2 f-stops
Slightly better wide angle 85 mm vs 105 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Samsung-nx Learn more about
the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Samsung-nx

Reasons to consider the Nikon Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Slightly better telephoto 105 mm vs 85 mm
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More than 20% more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Learn more about
the Nikon Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
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Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to portrait 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

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Macro lens

Magnification Has better macro
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$949

Magnification Has better macro
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$779

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon-f

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$386 - $399

Magnification Has better macro
Aperture Has a narrower aperture

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Samsung-nx Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

$3,995

Aperture Narrower aperture
Lensbaby Muse PL Mount Canon-ef

Lensbaby Muse PL Mount Canon-ef

Lens

$200

Aperture Narrower aperture
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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Nikon-f

Low light lens

$295 - $299

Leica Summarit 75mm f/2.5

Leica Summarit 75mm f/2.5

Low light lens

$1,908 - $1,950

Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon-f

Low light lens

$969

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Macro lens

$1,049

Magnification More magnification
Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Heavier
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$844

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon-f

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$1,099

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Weight Heavier
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX MACRO DG OS HSM

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX MACRO DG OS HSM

Sports lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Narrower aperture

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