Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS is a perfect ultra wide angle lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras with Cropped Sensors (CS). it is a high performing lens, especially suited to cameras fitted with a high resolution sensor (above 24MP). Samyang lenses offer great quality optics at affordable price, the new Samyang 12 mm is expected to be one of the best wide-angle prime lenses available in its class.
The Samyang 12 mm offers an equivalent wide angle of 18mm on APS-C sized sensors, 24mm on Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount. A fast aperture of f/2.0 allows shooting even in lower light conditions. Optical construction of the lens comprises 12 elements divided into 10 groups including one aspherical lens (ASP) and one hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP). There are also three lenses made of ED glass, offering superb performance. Technologically the Samyang 12mm lens is the most advanced Samyang lens to date.
The Samyang 12mm features Samyangs new nano crystal anti-reflection coating system (NCS). These new coating provides even lower reflection factor than Samyang's UMC coatings. The NCS coating technology offers exacting process to apply anti-reflection coating more evenly on the surface of the lens. Other benefits brought by the nano crystal layer include improved light transmission, increased resistance to reflections resulting in maximum image contrast. This is applied to 2 elements in the 12mm lens.
Samyang 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS is a great lens for landscape photography, interior and architecture photography or astrophotography where a high quality wide angle is desired. It features a removable lens hood and 67mm filter thread. It is compact and lightweight, weighing around 250g making it a perfect solution for compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera systems.
Available Mounts: Sony E-mount (NEX), Samsung NX, Fujifilm X, Canon M, MFT (Micro Four Thirds)
Manufacturer Samyang Optics
Model Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens
Lens type wide angle lens
Suitable for APS-C Mirrorless / CSC with Cropped Sensors
Focal length 12mm
Maximum aperture f/2.0
Min aperture f/22
Angle of view 98.9 degrees on on 1.5x crop APS-C
Min focusing distance 0.2m
No. of diaphragm blades 6
Focus type MF (Manual Focus only)
Lens construction 12 lenses in 10 groups (2 aspherical lenses)
Dimensions Length: approx 59.0mm (dependant on mount), 72.5mm diameter
Weight 235g to 260g dependant on mount
Available mounts Sony E-mount (NEX), Samsung NX, Fujifilm X, Canon M, MFT
Filter Size 67mm