Samyang Announces 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra-Wide Angle APS-C E-Mount Lens

Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra-Wide Angle APS-C E-Mount Lens

Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide-Angle Lens is designed for APS-C format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras featuring two extra-low dispersion elements, one high refractive index element, and one aspherical element to control aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness.

Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to all lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity. The bright f/2.0 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and enables greater control over depth of field and focus placement.

Linear STM autofocus motor provides fast, quiet focus, and the lens barrel incorporates a custom function switch and a focus hold button for optimal focus control. The seven-blade diaphragm to produce a quality of bokeh.


Focal Length: 12mm
Maximum Aperture: f/2
Minimum Aperture: f/22
Lens Mount: Sony E
Format Compatibility: APS-C
Minimum Focus Distance: 7.48″ / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification: 0.09x
Optical Design: 12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Focus Type: Autofocus
Image Stabilization: No
Filter Size: 62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L): 2.8 x 2.3″ / 70 x 59.2 mm
Weight: 7.5 oz / 213 g


Order Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra-Wide Angle APS-C Lens from B&H Photo
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3 thoughts on “Samyang Announces 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra-Wide Angle APS-C E-Mount Lens”

  1. I would stay Sony! The Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens is superb and uses filters.
    15-27mm (35mm Equivalent). Have used since 2015 on full frame at 12mm to 18mm (if light shield removed) on the A7S (no IBIS), So small, like an old film lens and great for those places that tripods are not allowed. Architecture is straight, stars are pinpoint and the main thing lens correction is in Lr/ adobe raw but not really needed. When I first used Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 could not post process for a year due to mustache and pincushion distortion, yes way better today BUT and BUT Sony has been great for many years now!!!

    1. I’d put Sony, Zeiss & Voigtlander in the premium lens category and Samyang & Rokinon in “value”. It’s great to have such a wide selection of lens different price points.

  2. Yes you are right, also hobbyists go low cost but value. From the beginning Sony had few lenses but were great in quality and value. Some and even myself strayed to other makers but returned after a new Sony came out. Time will only tell the new that will come like the past 7 years. Some history many unaware of, A lens from 2012, a year before the A7 (2013) full frame with the full frame mount that still holds value for either APS-C or Full Frame. After seeing a Pro’s test review for use on full frame to use as a landscape lens at 12mm did I get, a 15mm in APS-C, 12mm full frame and before the 1635 f/4 in 2014. An f/4 on a A7s is like an f/2.8 or even 1.8 as far as ISO requirements that other cameras need. So even a goto lens for astro. Today a great starter lens with OSS, screw on filters, AF and so small, a lens the cornerstone of today’s lenses!

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