Review Lens: Samyang 12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Micro 4/3

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 FisheyeNikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR SPentax HD FA 35mm F2
Name Samyang 12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Micro 4/3Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR SPentax HD FA 35mm F2
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/2.8f/2.8f/2.8
Year 201420192019
Mount Type Micro 4/3Nikon ZPentax KAF
Lens Type Lens SuperwideLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $2600$525
Lens Zoom PrimeZoomPrime
Lens Range 127035
Global 37.6706
Effective Mega Pixel 38.1202
Distorsion 0.347713
Vignetting -1.5856
Tstop 3.05506
Ac 4.97484
Vignetting Ranking 10464
Tstop Ranking 4345
Ac Ranking 1994
Pixel Depth 45.7
Price Sensor 3400
Sensor Raw 45.75
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type Hybrid
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Nov. 2014Feb. 2019Jan. 2019
Brand SamyangNikonPentax


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