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Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount

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Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount
Key Features
  • Canon EF Mount Lens/ Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Extra Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
The 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount from Samyang provides a 180º diagonal angle of view on full-frame cameras for an ultra-wide angle, distorted perspective that is useful for architectural interiors, landscapes and creative experimentation in any photographic application. The f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low-light situations and enables some measure of shallow depth of field control. 
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Samyang 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye Overview

The 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount from Samyang provides a 180º diagonal angle of view on full-frame cameras for an ultra-wide angle, distorted perspective that is useful for architectural interiors, landscapes and creative experimentation in any photographic application. The f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low-light situations and enables some measure of shallow depth of field control. 

The lens's sophisticated optical design consists of 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups including three elements made of low dispersion ED glass and two aspherical lens elements to minimize coma and chromatic aberrations. The Nano Coating System (NCS) lowers reflections to provide increased contrast. Its internal focus system enables its compact design and keeps the front element from extending during focus.

As a manual focus, manual aperture lens, it offers a wide, easy to grip focus ring and bright aperture, distance and depth of field markings. A removable petal-shaped lens hood and a carrying pouch are included.

An ultra wide-angle fisheye lens with a 12mm focal length on full-frame cameras and an 18mm equivalency when used on APS-C format cameras. Its distorted perspective is useful for interiors, landscapes, group shots and many creative wide-angle applications.
Extra low dispersion and aspherical lens elements reduce aberrations for sharp, color-accurate imaging.
Manual focus lens with an internal focus system and wide, rubberized focus ring.
Manual aperture control with bright markings for aperture, distance and depth of field.
Sturdy metal barrel with removable petal-shaped lens hood.
UPC: 084438763980

Samyang 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye Specs

Focal Length12mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View180°
Minimum Focus Distance7.9" / 20.07 cm
Optical Design12 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)3.04 x 2.86" / 77.3 x 72.7 mm
Weight18.17 oz / 515 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 5.2 x 5.1"

Samyang 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye Reviews

12mm Samyang fulfilled all my expectations

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

I bought the Samyang 12mm fisheye because I wanted a full frame fisheye for creative work and it fulfilled all my expectations. It has just the right amount of distortion for creative work and yet can be used for conventional photos and scenes. It works with all exposure modes on my Nikon and the price was right.

Absolutely worth the purchase!

By Justus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

This lens is SO affordable, high quality and has captured spaces and people exactly how I wanted it to and imagined it would. If you're on the fence about this lens I say you should definitely go for it. You won't be disappointed.

Extremely sharp

By Ward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

I had doubts about how sharp this less expensive lens might be but to my delight its as sharp as can be from edge to edge! And talk about wide....180 degrees! I've used it for night shots downtown and was blown away by the great color and contrast.

Perfect lens for 3D virtual to

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-06

Bought this lens to do 3D virtual tours with my Sony a7R4 and it worked perfectly. My panoramas were sharp from edge to edge. It was exactly what I needed to add a new service to my business.

Very clear optics with excellent construction.

By Gower
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-10

I use this lens with my Nikon D750. The build quality is excellent and the optics are clear. It has a 180 degree field of view. The focus ring is easy to use and well positioned.

Fantastic Lens!!

By Phillip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-07

I'm using this lens with my D850 to shoot real estate property 360 degree virtual tours. The lens is perfect! I highly recommend the lens!

I'm so glad I bought this lens!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-16

I'm so glad I bought this lens because it has opened up new photographic opportunities for me and will enable me to take pictures I had previously wondered how they could have been done. The price is right and the AE chip allows me to use all of the exposure modes on my Nikon D610. Additionally, it features full frame coverage that enables me to produce superior compositions. You do have to be careful when using this lens because of the protruding front element and must take care not to damage it and to keep the provided front lens cover on when not using it. The amount of distortion produced is just right and can be a valuable compositional tool.

Great Addition

By Kenneth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-23

I love this lens. Simple to use, great clarity. Focus indicator works very well.

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Will this lens communicate with the S1/S1H? ...

Will this lens communicate with the S1/S1H? Metering info?
Asked by: jacob
The Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount (B&H# SA12F28FFFLC) will not communicate with the camera. Please note that it is currently available for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Pentax K mount cameras. Adapters may be used, however, to get those to work with other cameras -- especially mirrorless ones.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2021-08-06

Is this lens weather sealed? If not, which ...

Is this lens weather sealed? If not, which semi-comparable lens has it?
Asked by: jacob
The Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens is not weather sealed. In the Canon mount, the only weather sealed option is the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens linked here. https://bhpho.to/3lIQTp7
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-08-06

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Does the Samyang 12mm F/2.8 fisheye mount safely onto the Canon 6D mark 2 which has a larger sensor than the 6D?
Asked by: Cheryl K.
The Canon 6D Mark II's full frame sensor is .1mm larger on both sides than the Canon 6D's full frame sensor. This amount is so small as to not ever be a consideration. You can safely use this lens on either camera.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2021-08-06

Will this work well when stitched for 360 deg ...

Will this work well when stitched for 360 deg panoramas?
Asked by: Don
If you are using software that works with fish-eye lenses that lens can work. Otherwise use a wide lens that is not a fish eye.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-06-11

Would there be any notable difference between ...

Would there be any notable difference between using this lens with Sigma adapter on an S1H versus a native L mount fisheye of the same focal length? Same lens, but one's adapted--is there an advantage optically?
Asked by: jacob
With adapters that do not have an optical lens there is no degradation of the image. Any sharpness difference would depend on the sharpness of each lens themselves.
Answered by: Jessica G
Date published: 2021-08-06

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Is going to work with a T3i, isntit?
Asked by: Anonymous
The 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount will be compatible with the Canon T3i, yes.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is the lens hood removable?

Is the lens hood removable?
Asked by: Elizabeth
Yes, the bayonet lens hood included with the Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens for Sony E Mount is removable. To connect the lens hood to the lens, you would align the attachment reference point on the hood with the hood reference point on the front of the lens, then push the lens hood onto the lens and turn the hood clockwise until it clicks into place. To remove the lens hood from the lens, you would simply reverse the process.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-12-08

Will this work with a Nikon D600?

Will this work with a Nikon D600?
Asked by: Erin
Yes, it will work with the D600 and will be manual focus and manual exposure.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-21
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