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differences

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

Auto focus Yes vs No
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Significantly 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
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
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
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
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

$609

Magnification Has better macro
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Magnification Has worse macro
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

$398

Magnification Has better macro
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,089

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Magnification Has worse macro

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Samsung-nx Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$446

Aperture Narrower aperture
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Samsung-nx

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Samsung-nx

Sports lens

Lensbaby Composer Pro Canon-ef

Lensbaby Composer Pro Canon-ef

Lens

$200

Lensbaby Scout Mount Fisheye Canon-ef

Lensbaby Scout Mount Fisheye Canon-ef

Fisheye lens

$250

Fisheye Fisheye lens
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$92

Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Macro lens

$897

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Auto focus Auto focus
Weight Slightly heavier
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

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

Macro lens

$910

Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

$277

Auto focus Auto focus
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX MACRO DG OS HSM

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX MACRO DG OS HSM

Sports lens

$669

Auto focus Auto focus
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$499

Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

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