Review Lens: Samyang 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS Micro 4/3

Lens Overview - Samyang 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS Micro 4 /3

The black 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount from Samyang is a wide-angle prime lens designed specifically for use with Micro Four Thirds format image sensors. Providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24mm and a broad 83° angle of view, this lens is well-suited for architectural, interior, and landscape images. Its fast f/2.0 maximum aperture is beneficial to working in low-light conditions.

One aspherical element, one hybrid aspherical element and three elements made of low dispersion glass have been incorporated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion for sharper, high contrast imaging throughout the frame. Additionally, a Nano Coating System (NCS) has been applied to the lens elements in order to reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting. A six-blade aperture closes to create a near full circle and the lenses minimum focus distance is 7.9".  The lens barrel is built with aluminum alloy with a 67mm diameter filter thread and includes a removable petal-style lens hood.

Wide-angle prime lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24mm for comprehensive wide-angle applications including architectural and landscape photography.
Fast f/2.0 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions.
Three extra-low dispersion elements, one hybrid aspherical element and an aspherical element reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions in order to produce sharper images from the center to the corner of the image frame.
Nano Coating System improves light transmission and suppresses lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich, color-neutral images.
Durable aluminum alloy build and included removable petal-style lens hood.
UPC: 084438762938

Samyang 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS Micro 4 /3 Latest Price



Focal Length12mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View83°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Optical Design12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades6
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.85 x 2.28" / 72.5 x 57.9 mm
Weight8.99 oz / 255 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 Micro 4/3Leica 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 Micro 4/3Leica 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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