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Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Lens for FUJIFILM X

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Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Lens for FUJIFILM X
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens / APS-C Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • 1 ASPH, 1 Hybrid ASPH, and 3 XD Elements
  • UMC Ultra Multi-Coating
Combining a wide-angle perspective with a fast maximum aperture, this 12mm f/2.0 AF Lens from Samyang is designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras and provides an 18mm focal length perspective equivalent in 35mm full-frame format.

Three 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. Additionally, the lens incorporates a seven-blade diaphragm to produce a smooth quality of bokeh.

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Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Overview

Combining a wide-angle perspective with a fast maximum aperture, this 12mm f/2.0 AF Lens from Samyang is designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras and provides an 18mm focal length perspective equivalent in 35mm full-frame format.

Three 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. Additionally, the lens incorporates a seven-blade diaphragm to produce a smooth quality of bokeh.

UPC: 084438767346

Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Specs

Focal Length12mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 18mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountFUJIFILM X
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View99.1°
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 Weight0.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 5.8 x 5.2"

Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Reviews

I like it, I don't love it

By Grey
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

I've owned the lens for about 6 months now and feel ready to share my thoughts: First why I bought this lens. I routinely shot two camera bodies, one with the XF 16mm 1.4, the other with the XF 10-24. This set up, simply became too cumbersome and slow. I wanted the 16 to be wider, and I wanted the 10-24 to be faster. I also much prefer the shooting experience of primes over zooms. In terms of threading the needle between the 10-24 and the 16 1.4, this lens does and admirable job, while also leaving a bit to be desired. Pros: The size and weight are perfect for the fuji bodies. I shoot mine on an X-T2, but I'd be very confident the lens would handle well on an X-E4, or an X-T30, or any of Fuji's smaller bodies. Anther huge factor for me personally is the 62mm filter thread. I use this alongside the 23mm f/1.4 and the 56mm f/1.2, which also use 62mm threads. This allows me to use a small filter kit across all my lenses. AF. No complaints. You'd never know it's a 3rd party lens. The 12mm focal length is a joy to shoot with. It's wide, but not weirdly wide. On this, the lens handles distortion very well. On the optics side, I've had no issues with flaring, vignetting, or chromatic aberrations. On the distortion front, i think it might handle this even better than the 16mm f/1.4 when you shoot close to the lens. The wide aperture is a game changer at the focal length. Two stops faster than the 10-24 makes a huge difference for shooting indoors, and/or in poor light. On that note, the minimum focusing distance is a plus, and allows you to get pretty interesting bokeh when you get up close to subjects. Cons: It's not made by Fuji. It simply doesn't have the fit and finish of a fuji lens. The missing aperture ring obviously doesn't effect the final image, but it does feel like it's missing. You want it to be there, before you move your thumb up to the dial to change it. The lens is, as they say, plasticy - On one hand this contributes to how light and portable the lens is, but compared to other fuji XF lenses it feels kind of off. Sharpness. The lens simply doesn't have that fuji pop. It's more than acceptable, but it's not special. Especially if you punch into 100%, and especially if you crop into the extreme corners. At the end of the day, the IQ is nowhere near the 16mm f/1.4 - Now, it's worth considering that this lens is half the cost. Conclusion: I like it, I really do, it's very fun to use and I'm glad it's in my kit. It's light and portable, and now get's me down to 1 camera, 1 lens. But if you compare it to the f/1.4 fuji primes (that are twice the cost) you can easily see the difference. I guess at the end of the day, you get what you pay for.

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