94points

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G

73points

Samyang 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

Comparison winner
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Samyang 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G vs Samyang 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Samyang 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Samyang 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
94
points
73
points

Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G better than Samyang 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS?

  • 30% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/1.4 vs2f
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • 0.6f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    1.4fvs2f
  • Front element doesn't rotate
  • Weather sealed
  • 198g lighter
    385gvs583g
  • Has rounded aperture blades
  • Is a normal lens

Why is Samyang 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G?

  • 0.87x Better magnification factor
    1xvs0.13x
  • 42mm shorter minimum focal length
    16mmvs58mm
  • 0.38m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.2mvs0.58m
  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
    22fvs16f
  • 39.5° wider maximum angle of view
    79.5°vs40°
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    22fvs16f
  • Is a wide angle lens

Miscellaneous

1.minimum focus distance

0.58m

0.2m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

2.widest aperture

f/1.4

f/2

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Samyang 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

4.aperture blades

9

8

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Lensbaby Velvet 85

12

5.widest aperture at maximum focal length

1.4f

2f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

6.Has full-time manual focus
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Samyang 16mm F/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

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