Samyang AF 12mm f/2.0 APS-C E-Mount Lens Officially Announced

Samyang today officially announced the new AF 12mm f/2.0 compact ultra-wide angle lens for Sony APS-C Format E-Mount mirrorless cameras.

The US price is $399, and it is now available for pre-order at B&H.

Model NameAF 12mm F2 E
Aperture RangeF2 ~ 22
Lens OpticalConstruction12 Elements in 10 Groups
Special LensH-ASP 1, ASP 1, ED 3
CoatingUMC
Minimum Focusing Distance0.19m (0.62ft)
Magnification Ratiox0.09
Diaphragm Blades7
Filter Size (mm)Φ 62.0
Maximum Diameter (mm)Φ 70.0
MountSony E
Angle of viewAPS-C99.1˚
Length (mm)59.2mm / 2.3in
Weight Without Lens Cap, Hood213g / 7.5oz
Weight224g
Weather SealingO
AF/MF mode switchX
AF MotorLinear STM
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens / APS-C Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • 1 ASPH, 1 HR Index, and 2 ED Elements
  • UMC Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Linear STM Autofocus Motor
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.48″
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Filter Size: 62mm
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Petal Lens Hood and Fitted Case

This new prime lens is the world’s first Autofocus 12mm lens compatible with E mount, which performs optimally on Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras.

1. It’s the only option for APS-C users who want ultra-wide-angle autofocus lens.
2. It’s a perfect match to compact APS-C camera with gimbal, since it’s very compact and light.
3. It includes useful design features as well as new modern design to meet the photographers’ needs.
It has new modern designs such as matt finishing and a hidden red ring. An ergonomically designed grip with a micro pattern rubber ring maximizes the usability. A weather-sealing feature and a rear protective glass prevent dust, light rain, and snow from penetrating.

From B&H:

Combining a wide-angle perspective with a fast maximum aperture, this 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide-Angle Lens from Samyang is designed for APS-C format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides an 18mm focal length perspective equivalent to 35mm full-frame format. Two extra-low dispersion elements, one high refractive index element, and one aspherical element are incorporated into the lens construction to help 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. The 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.

Read more at Samyang Official Site.