Review Lens: Samyang 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS Canon M

Lens Overview - Samyang 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS Canon M

The 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens for Sony E 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 is 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: 084438764024

Samyang 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS Canon M Latest Price



Focal Length12mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View180°
Minimum Focus Distance7.9" / 20.07 cm
Optical Design12 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)3.04 x 3.89" / 77.3 x 98.7 mm
Weight18.52 oz / 525 g

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Lens Technical

Samyang 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CSLeica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH.Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH
Name Samyang 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS Canon MLeica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH.Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/2f/2f/2
Year 201420192018
Mount Type Canon EF-MLeica LLeica L
Lens Type Lens SuperwideLens Wide,lens MediumLens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $399$4595$4750
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 123575
Global 39.0171
Effective Mega Pixel 32.2551
Distorsion 0.138
Vignetting -1.83941
Tstop 2
Ac 6.36708
Vignetting Ranking 11102
Tstop Ranking 2042
Ac Ranking 3662
Pixel Depth 47.3
Price Sensor 3700
Sensor Raw 47.27
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type Hybrid
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Mar. 2014Feb. 2019Jan. 2018
Brand SamyangLeicaLeica


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