Review Lens: Samyang 12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Four Thirds

Lens Overview - Samyang 12mm F2.8

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 12mm F2.8 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 12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS FisheyePentax HD DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AWCanon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
Name Samyang 12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Four ThirdsPentax HD DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AWCanon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/2.8f/2.8f/2.8
Year 201420192019
Mount Type Four ThirdsPentax KAFCanon RF
Lens Type Lens SuperwideLens SuperwideLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens Supertelephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1840
Lens Zoom PrimeZoomZoom
Lens Range 121170
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Nov. 2014Jan. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand SamyangPentaxCanon


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