The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and the Nikon 14mm f2.8D ED for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses. Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is the longer of the two lenses at 96mm. The Nikon 14mm f2.8D ED with a length of 87mm, is 9mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 87mm.
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 weighs 649g, which means it is 21g (3%) lighter than the Nikon 14mm f2.8D ED which has a weight of 670g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and the Nikon 14mm f2.8D ED has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is also available in Canon EF , Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 14mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.