differences

Reasons to consider the Samyang 8mm f/2.8 II

Fisheye lens Yes vs No
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Fisheye lenses take extremely wide 'circular' looking images
Auto focus Yes vs No
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Smaller diameter 60 mm vs 73 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
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Reasons to consider the Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS

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)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
8mm f/2.8 II65 mm
12mm f/2 NCS CS58 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
8mm f/2.8 II8 mm
12mm f/2 NCS CS12 mm
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
8mm f/2.8 II8 mm
12mm f/2 NCS CS12 mm

competitors

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G  20mm f/1.7 II

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II

Low light lens

$268

Auto focus Auto focus
Diameter Smaller diameter
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable

Wide angle lens

$150 - $298

Auto focus Auto focus
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Canon EF

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Canon EF

Wide angle lens

Auto focus Auto focus
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

Samyang 8mm f/2.8 II Competitors

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