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

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Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Sony E-Mount (APS-C) (Black)
Key Features
  • Sony E-Mount (APS-C) Lens
  • 18mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • One Aspherical & One Hybrid Element
The black 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Sony E-Mount (APS-C) from Samyang is a wide-angle prime lens designed specifically for use with APS-C format 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 beneficial to working in low-light conditions.
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Samyang 12mm f/2.0 Overview

The black 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Sony E-Mount (APS-C) from Samyang is a wide-angle prime lens designed specifically for use with APS-C format 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 beneficial to working in low-light conditions.

One aspherical element, one hybrid aspherical element and three elements made of low dispersion glass have been incorporated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion for sharper, high contrast imaging throughout the frame. 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. A six-blade aperture closes to create a near full circle and the lenses minimum focus distance is 7.9".  The lens barrel is built with aluminum alloy with a 67mm diameter filter thread and includes a removable petal-style lens hood.

Wide-angle prime lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18mm for comprehensive wide-angle applications including architectural and landscape photography.
Fast f/2.0 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions.
Three extra-low dispersion elements, one hybrid aspherical element and an aspherical element reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions in order to produce sharper images from the center to the corner of the image frame.
Nano Coating System improves light transmission and suppresses lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich, color-neutral images.
Durable aluminum alloy build and included removable petal-style lens hood.
UPC: 084438762914

Samyang 12mm f/2.0 Specs

Focal Length
12mm (35mm Equivalent: 18mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
98.9°
Minimum Focus Distance
7.87" / 20 cm
Optical Design
12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
6
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.85 x 2.33" / 72.5 x 59.1 mm
Weight
8.64 oz / 245 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.94 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.95 x 4.8 x 4.8"

Samyang 12mm f/2.0 Reviews

Fantastic lens! Really like it

By Justin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Fujifilm X-Mount (Silver) is a fantastic addition to any Fujifilm X-Mount camera owner's collection. This lens offers a wide angle of view and a fast f/2.0 aperture, making it ideal for landscape and wider-need photography. The build quality is solid and the focus ring is smooth, allowing for easy and precise manual focusing. There's excellent image quality with minimal chromatic aberration and nice bokeh. Additionally, the silver color adds a stylish touch to the lens. Overall, the Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens is an excellent value for the price and a must-have for any Fujifilm X-Mount shooter. I have used this lens for wider shots of my gallery, and am very pleased with the result.

Samyang 12mm

By Gaylon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-27

With limited use I am pleased with the lens, however the hood had to be reworked to make it stay on the lens

If You're Looking For The Wide View

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-12

After a couple outings with this lens I found it to be better than my expectations. It has solid build and fine optics. I needed a lens for those occasional times that you want the whole picture. An upcoming trip to Iceland is where I knew this to be my case. Small and light in size it will not be a problem for my camera bag. Like the 85, just know that the small bar above the line at infinity is where you set your focus, no need to bother with focusing after this if you are stopped down.

Pleasant Surprise

By Wayne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-14

I bought this for a Canyon trip to Utah and it was great. The picture quality was excellent and the wide aperture made for some great low light shooting. The fact that everything beyond 3 ft. Is in focus also helped in some tough shooting situations.

fast flat lens for astrophotography

By Larry M
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-25

That's all I use it for, and it does a good job, especially for the cost. Lots of lenses will do well when stopped down a few stops, but his has decent performance wide-open, which is what an astro lens for Milky Way photography needs most. Focuses well past infinity, so pay attention to that; you can't just turn it to a hard infinity stop.

Samyang 12mm Manual Lens

By Chulhyun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

It is great lens to shot easy and useful.

Must learn to use your camera in manual first

By A Otto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

Some landscape photographers highly recommended and its cheaper than the new auto focus lens. I decided to try it. You need to learn to use the camera in manual, especially the focus magnifier and focus peaking . You can learn how to set up your camera on YouTube. I recommend getting the right exposure using the correct F stop, shutter speed and ISO otherwise it is too dark or light to focus manually. I enjoyed the lens once I learned to focus. I also discovered that you can find lens correction in Lightroom to help develope an even better image.

Very Good but all manual

By Yves
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

I use it with a Fujifilm X-T3. A little bit of vignetting, reduced at f/2.8 and gone at f/4.0. Pretty sharp, even in the corners. Light weight for a 12/2.0. I wish it had a chip to communicate the aperture and the focal for the EXIF file generated by the camera. A position 'Auto' for the aperture would be also nice.

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question

I have a Sony A7ii. Do I need a Sony E adapter for using this Samyang lens?
Asked by: eastman T.
The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Sony E-Mount is directly compatible with the Sony a7II.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2019-03-25

Will this work with a Sony A7RII without any ...

Will this work with a Sony A7RII without any cropping?
Asked by: Christopher
While this will work with the A7RIII, it covers an APS-C Sensor only. You will only be able to use this lens in a Cropped Sensor Mode with the A7RIII.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-04

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I had the Rokinon and I bought the Samyang recently and was comparing the two and the focus on Samyang is at a different mark on the focus ring and is a bit softer than the Rokinon. You think I might have a bad copy of the Samyang? See the comparisons here:https://ibb.co/hfEMSThttps://ibb.co/dYR1SThttps://ibb.co/gRajgohttps://ibb.co/kA7x1ohttps://ibb.co/jm1eE8https://ibb.co/nsy4gohttps://ibb.co/eAnanThttps://ibb.co/g74c1ohttps://ibb.co/mmcanT
Asked by: Sameer P.
Sorry, we cannot see those images. If both the focus distance is off and the image is soft, then that is all you need to know that you should exchange the lens. The performance of these two lenses should be identical since they are made in the same factory, by the same people, and out of the same parts. Only the name is different.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Is it manual focus?

Is it manual focus?
Asked by: noah
Yes!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-30

Will this work with a Sony a3000 camera?

Will this work with a Sony a3000 camera?
Asked by: Jann
yes it will , manual only (manual focus and manual aperture )
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2020-09-10

Is this lens compatible with the Sony Alpha a7R ...

Is this lens compatible with the Sony Alpha a7R iii?
Asked by: Roni
Yes and no. It will fit the camera, but it is meant for the APS-C crop sensor. It will vignette unless the camera is set to Super35/APS-C mode,
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-04-26

Does anyone know of a filter holder that doesn't ...

Does anyone know of a filter holder that doesn't cause vignetting on this superwide lens?
Asked by: John
Using a thinner screw in filter like the B+W XS-Pro series to prevent vignetting. Using a filter holder with an adapter can be a hit or miss situation.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-11-12

Hi, would this lease be compatible with Fujifilm ...

Hi, would this lease be compatible with Fujifilm X-T1?
Asked by: Tran
No, it would not. The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount (Black), B&H # SA122M43B, is designed for use on cameras that use the Micro Four Thirds lens mount. The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Fujifilm X-Mount (Black), B&H # SA122FXB, would instead be the correct lens for use on a Fujifilm X-mount lens mount.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-09-29
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