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differences

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

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

$390

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

$1,049

Magnification Has better macro
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.4D IF

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Low light lens

$969

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,089

Aperture Has a narrower aperture

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Samsung-nx Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Nikon-f

Low light lens

Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Nikon-f

Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Nikon-f

Low light lens

$1,254

Auto focus Auto focus
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Samsung-nx

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Samsung-nx

Sports lens

Lensbaby Muse PL Mount Canon-ef

Lensbaby Muse PL Mount Canon-ef

Lens

$104

Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$446

Aperture Narrower aperture

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 - $1,054

Magnification More magnification
Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Heavier
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Macro lens

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

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

Macro lens

$499

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200mm f/2 G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200mm f/2 G ED VR II

Sports lens

$5,799

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Much heavier
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

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

Macro lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Weight Slightly heavier

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