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Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens for Sony A Mount

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Samyang
Key Features
  • Sony A 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 Sony A 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 Sony A 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.

Samyang 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye Specs

Focal Length
12mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
180°
Minimum Focus Distance
7.9" / 20.07 cm
Optical Design
12 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
No
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.04 x 2.84" / 77.3 x 72.2 mm
Weight
17.99 oz / 510 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7 x 5.2 x 5.2"

Samyang 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye Reviews

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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: 2020-03-18

Is this lens sharp for night sky photography?

Is this lens sharp for night sky photography?
Asked by: Barb
I liked this lens quite a lot but I was occasionally disappointed in edge sharpness.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-28

Can It be suitable for Nikon D850??

Can It be suitable for Nikon D850??
Asked by: Anonymous
It is a manual focus lens, and works fine on the D850. I shoot fully manual on this lens.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-26

Will this lens work on a D7000?

Will this lens work on a D7000?
Asked by: A
Yes. And since it is a manual focus lens it will work on all f mount nikons and z mount with converter Since this is a FX fisheye... you won't have the same effect.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-11-06

I plan to use it for 360° Virtual Tours in a ...

I plan to use it for 360° Virtual Tours in a Nikon D810. If I shoot vertical i will get 180° top to bottom and what angle i cover for the sphere horizontally?
Asked by: jaime
Yes I use it for 3D 360 tours, coverage is perfect for that
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-01

Will this lens work with a Nikon D600?

Will this lens work with a Nikon D600?
Asked by: Erin
It can be used with manual focus.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-27

Will this work with a Nikon D600?

Will this work with a Nikon D600?
Asked by: Erin
I don’t see why it would not. The lens fits a standard Nikon F Mount. Be aware that it’s manual focus lens only. Due to the extreme wide angle AE values are sometimes a bit off, which is easily corrected manually. It’s a fun lens to use.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-20

I'm still curious as to why the aperture ring has ...

I'm still curious as to why the aperture ring has to be turned all the way to f/22 for the Nikon F mount lens to work. Won't the image quality be compromised due to the smaller physical iris set in the lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
If you want AE on a Nikon, set the aperture to f/22. Then the camera will open to whatever stop is needed. That is how things work in Nikon land.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-10-10
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