54points

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2

68points

Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM
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17 facts in comparison

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2 vs Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM
54
points
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
68
points
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM

Why is Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2 better than Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM?

  • 33.33% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/1.20 vs1.8f
  • Has a metal mount
    ?
  • 35mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    85mmvs50mm
  • Has full-time manual focus
    ?
  • 2 more aperture blades
    ?

    9vs7

Why is Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM better than Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2?

  • Has focus motor
    ?
  • 35mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    50mmvs85mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • 0.46m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.34mvs0.8m
  • 880g lighter
    170gvs1050g
  • Can focus to infinity
    ?
  • Front element doesn't rotate
    ?
  • 0.07x Better magnification factor
    ?

    0.2xvs0.13x

Price comparison

General info

1.Has a metal mount
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A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM
2.minimum focal length
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A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

85mm

50mm

3.maximum focal length
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A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

85mm

50mm

4.weight
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Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

1.05kg

170g

5.Front element doesn't rotate
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The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM
6.has or is a prime lens
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A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM

Optics

1.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

1x

1x

2.magnification
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A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.13x

0.2x

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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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. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/1.20

f/1.80

2.Has rounded aperture blades
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Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM
3.aperture blades
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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

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

9

7

Focus

1.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM
2.Can focus to infinity
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Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM
3.minimum focus distance
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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

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.8m

0.34m

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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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.

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM
5.Has full-time manual focus
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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.

Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM

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