Samyang announces AF 12mm F2.0 E APS-C Lens for Sony APS-C E-mount

Samyang has announced the 12mm F2 E, a new autofocus wide-angle prime lens for Sony APS-C mirrorless camera systems.

 wide-angle prime lens has been optimised for astrophotography and improving on the existing Samyang manual focus 12mm f/2.

The lens, which offers a similar angle-of-view to an 18mm lens on a full-frame camera, is constructed of 12 elements in 10 groups, including three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements. Other specifications note a 19cm (7.5”) minimum focusing distance, a seven-blade aperture diaphragm and a 62mm front filter thread. The lens measures in at 70mm (2.8”) long, 59.2mm (2.3”) in diameter and weighs 213g (7.5oz).

Pricing & Availability: The new Samyang AF 12mm f/2 E lens will be available in the UK and Ireland from early June 2021, with a suggested retail price of (B&H) for $399.

Samyang AF 12mm F2.0 E APS-C Lens Specifications:

  • Aperture Range – f/2-f/22
  • Construction – 12 elements in 10 groups
  • Coating – UMC
  • Min Focus Distance – 0.19m
  • Diaphragm Blades – 7
  • Filter Size – 62.0
  • Mount – Sony E
  • Length – 59.2mm
  • Weight – 213g

See all Samyang AF lenses for Sony E-mount.

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Samyang AF 12mm F2.0 E APS-C Lens Image Leaked

After the announcement of the Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE lens for landscape and astrophotography, there are some signs of a new Samyang AF 12mm f/2 E lens. First image of the Samyang AF 12mm F2 E APS-C lens have been leaked on the web.

Samyang AF 12mm F2 E lens is considerably more compact than the full-frame AF 24mm F1.8 FE lens. It will cost 3,099 Yuan (about $450). This lens will be announced within this month. From the image, we can see that the wide-angle lens is dust-proof and drip-proof.

It seems that the lens barrel does not have a focus hold button or LED. Continue reading “Samyang AF 12mm F2.0 E APS-C Lens Image Leaked”