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Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Sony E-Mount (Black)

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Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Sony E-Mount (Black)
Key Features
  • Sony E-Mount/APS-C Format
  • 18mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • Three ED and Two Aspherical Elements
The black, Sony E-Mount Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens is a prime wide-angle lens designed specifically for use with APS-C sized image sensors. Providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18mm and a broad 98.9° angle of view, this lens is well-suited for architectural, interior, and landscape images. Its fast f/2.0 maximum aperture is further beneficial to working in low-light conditions.
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Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 Overview

The black, Sony E-Mount Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens is a prime wide-angle lens designed specifically for use with APS-C sized image sensors. Providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18mm and a broad 98.9° angle of view, this lens is well-suited for architectural, interior, and landscape images. Its fast f/2.0 maximum aperture is further beneficial to working in low-light conditions.

Three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements have been incorporated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion in order to produce sharper images. Additionally, a Nano Coating System (NCS) has been applied to the lens elements in order to reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting for improved light transmission and more contrast-rich imagery

Prime wide-angle lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18mm, making it ideally suited for architectural and landscape subjects.
Fast f/2.0 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions.
Three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions in order to produce sharper images.
Nano Coating System improves light transmission and suppresses lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich, color-neutral images.
UPC: 084438762549

Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 Specs

Focal Length12mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 18mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View98.9°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Optical Design12 Elements in 10 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.85 x 2.33" / 72.39 x 59.18 mm
Weight8.64 oz / 245 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.087 x 5.354 x 4.252"

Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 Reviews

Very Happy

By Danette
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-27

I ordered this lens for shooting the Milky way and am very happy with it. It was sent out right away and I received it sooner than expected. It was great to do business with BH.

Hidden gem! Exceeded expectations!

By Sharon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

This lens is truly a hidden gem! The photo quality is outstanding and the lens was in like new condition.... No signs of use at all! This is a high end lens at a bargain price!

Excellent Lens for Nightscape Photography

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-08

Incredibly sharp edge-to-edge with very good sagittal astigmatism performance even wide open at f/2. The manual focus of this lens is actually easier to work with than on the hyper-sensitive manual focus by wire design of Fuji's lenses. The 12mm focal length is also just about perfect as it wide enough to capture wide swaths of the night sky and yet not so wide as to cause excessive perspective distortion of foreground objects. The best wide-angle lens for night sky photography with the Fuji-X system that I have seen.

great value

By Andreas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-27

tested it in astrophotography. image quality is great (no astigmatism/ coma till the corners). on the down side, the large number of lenses may swallow a little bit of light. unfortunately, was not able to upload example picture

Definitely a keeper!

By Jose
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-01

Excellent price, image quality & micro contrast performance. Small & light. Really light but solid build. A delight to manual focus with. Looks and feels great on small Fujifilm X-mount cameras like the X-E & X-Pro lines

Doesn't work

By Karen
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-28

I purchased a Rokinon lens previously for my Canon 5D MKIII it worked great. I purchased this lens for my Fuji XT4 expecting the same quality, I made the mistake of not testing it out when I recieved it, when I finally went to use it, it will not work at all! I cannot get the shutter to click with this lens . Now it's too late to return, so this was a complete waste of money!

Did not work on my Fuji XT3

By Patricia
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-14

Bought this lens to photograph mostly landscapes while traveling. As soon as I attached it to my Fuji XT3 I didn't get a reading for the f stop (only showed F0) and was not able to take a photo after pressing the shutter

Great for astrophotography and wide angle needs

By Bradley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

Works well with my Canon M50. Nice size and balance. Images are very sharp once you get dialed in to the manual focus.

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Date published: 2018-08-25

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Will this work on the Sony Nex VG20?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes the NEX is an E-mount camera (and this is an E-mount Lens).
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Date published: 2018-08-25

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The Specifications tab on our website indicates the minimum focus distance of the Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Sony E-mount is 7.87 (20 cm).
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Will this lens work on the Sony A7II?
Asked by: Jeremy L.
Yes, it works on my fabulous A7ii, but it depends on what you plan to do with it. Wide open, the lens isn't as sharp as expected. Stop it down a little and then things are ok, given that this is an extreme wide-angle lens which will always have certain limitations. What's more, the infinity index on the barrel isn't accurate. If you put it to infinity, objects three kilometers away are not in focus. Focus magnifying solves the problem, of course. I intended to use it for landscapes and astrophotography but I'm slightly disappointed because the lens can hardly be used wide open. I guess the lens is more suited for an APS-C camera such as the a6000. I'm planning on selling it. According to the manufacturer the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 should work better on a full-frame such as the A7ii.
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Date published: 2018-08-25

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What is the max height and diameter for the included hood?
Asked by: Andy
With the hood mounted, the max diameter would become 3.25" and max height would be 3.8".
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Date published: 2021-02-22

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what is the product warrenty
Asked by: Anonymous
limited one year warranty
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Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this lens great for backpacking, as an allround travel lens?
Asked by: Lizzy v.
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Date published: 2018-08-25

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will this fit a Canon 50d ?or if not, what is the next similar Samyan (or Rokinon) lens that will (fit the 50d)?thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
This particular lens is designed to fit the Canon EOS M and will not be compatible with the Canon 50D. Check out the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for Canon: http://bhpho.to/1cZKUkX
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