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Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Sony E-Mount

BH #SA1220SE • MFR #SYIO12AF-E
Samyang
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Sony E-Mount
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens / APS-C Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • 1 ASPH, 1 HR Index, and 2 ED Elements
  • UMC Ultra Multi-Coating
Combining a wide-angle perspective with a fast maximum aperture, this 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide-Angle Lens from Samyang is designed for APS-C format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides an 18mm focal length perspective equivalent to 35mm full-frame format. Two extra-low dispersion elements, one aspherical element, and one hybrid-aspherical element are incorporated into the lens construction to help to control aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness. Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to all lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity. The bright f/2.0 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and enables greater control over depth of field and focus placement. The Linear STM autofocus motor provides fast, quiet focus, and the lens barrel incorporates a custom function switch and a focus hold button for optimal focus control. The seven-blade diaphragm to produce a quality of bokeh.
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Samyang AF 12mm f/2.0 Overview

Combining a wide-angle perspective with a fast maximum aperture, this 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide-Angle Lens from Samyang is designed for APS-C format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides an 18mm focal length perspective equivalent to 35mm full-frame format. Two extra-low dispersion elements, one aspherical element, and one hybrid-aspherical element are incorporated into the lens construction to help to control aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness. Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to all lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity. The bright f/2.0 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and enables greater control over depth of field and focus placement. The Linear STM autofocus motor provides fast, quiet focus, and the lens barrel incorporates a custom function switch and a focus hold button for optimal focus control. The seven-blade diaphragm to produce a quality of bokeh.

  • 12 elements in 10 groups
  • 3 x extra-low dispersion elements
  • 1 x aspherical element
  • 1 x hybrid-aspherical element
UPC: 084438767230

Samyang AF 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
Minimum Focus Distance7.48" / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification0.09x
Optical Design12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.8 x 2.3" / 70 x 59.2 mm
Weight7.5 oz / 213 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.985 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.2 x 5.1"

Samyang AF 12mm f/2.0 Reviews

Good lense

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

The best lense for that price

Excellent

By Arturo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-17

what a great combination, I use it for video with my sony a6600 and it works just perfect

Great lens

By Jesus Alberto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-27

This is one of the most wonderful lens that I ever have, excellent for Architecture and interiorism.

Great quality at a super price

By Curtis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-26

Crisp and clean images, amazing autofocus speed, & half the price of what I had planned to buy before finding this. What more could you ask for?

Great quality at a super price

By Curtis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-26

Crisp and clean images, amazing autofocus speed, & half the price of what I had planned to buy before finding this. What more could you ask for?

Very sharp, and well made

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-09

I bought this for real estate photography, looking to replace my over-priced, over-flawed Sony 10-18. No regrets at all other than the loss of 2mm, from 10mm on Sony to 12 on Samyang. Distortion is there but correctable in Lightroom. I get the best results importing without any lens profile since there isn't a profile for this lens yet in Lightroom. In my experience the AF is only slightly slower than the 10-18, it is a good bit sharper, and has way less optical issues, and f2.0 vs. 4.0. Very satisfied. Highly recommended if you can live without an ultra-wide zoom with its inherent compromises and flaws.

Fantastic small and inexpensive ultra wide lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

While going with a prime reduces flexibility, I would argue that if you're going to bother taking your standard zoom off to put an ultra-wide on, you're probably going to be around 12mm most of the time anyways. This lens is relatively inexpensive for an ultra-wide, and is nice and compact. It focuses quickly, and the 2.0 aperture is great for low light. Image quality is very strong; pixel peepers can probably find fault, but for hobbyists like me, it is more than adequate. I think this lens is useful in many situations, and is just very practical.

Great little lens

By Bryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-13

I really like the rendering this lens produces on my A6600. Samyang did a nice job with the new lens coatings. A nice improvement on the former manual version.

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