Samyang Launches Its First Autofocus Wide-angle Prime Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Camera Users, the AF 12mm F2 E2021-04-23
Samyang Launches Its First Autofocus Wide-angle Prime Lens
for APS-C Mirrorless Camera Users, the AF 12mm F2 E
April 23rd, 2021, Seoul, South Korea – Korean optical manufacturer Samyang Co., Ltd., today announced the first autofocus wide-angle prime lens AF 12mm F2 E designed for APS-C-sized sensors. This new autofocus prime lens provides an ultra-wide-angle of view of 99.1°. The AF 12mm F2 E offers a bright F2 aperture which enables faster shutter speed while capturing astrophotography. It features 12 elements in 10 groups with 5 special glasses (1 H-ASP, 1 ASP, and 3 ED); three extra-low dispersion elements and the two aspherical (H-ASP & ASP) elements have been incorporated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion in order to produce sharper images. Additionally, improved Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) has been applied to the lens elements in order to reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting for improved light transmission and more contrast-rich imagery.
You can capture every moment not only at night but in the daytime since this compact and lightweight lens has a short minimum focusing distance, a weather sealing feature, and a quiet and smooth AF system for stills and movies.
Perfect APS-C Ultra-Wide Angle Autofocus Prime Lens for Astrophotography
Samyang MF12mm F2 is a representative lens that has been loved by astrophotography photographers for a long time. This new AF 12mm F2 E adopts the Autofocus system and a new modern design that goes beyond the frame of the existing manual focus lenses; it is more optimized for astrophotography by adding convenience to functionality.
AF 12mm F2 E Main Features
The AF 12mm F2.0 has outstanding image quality, so you can capture the starry night much clearer. Incorporating 5 special elements (1 H-ASP, 1 ASP, and 3 ED) plus Ultra Multi-Coating, it achieves exceptional resolution image quality from the center to the edges of the frame, even at F2 maximum aperture. With the advanced optical design, the Minimum Focusing Distance is only 0.19m, so that you can easily capture close-ups and indoors images, and the backlight haze is decreased
Impressive Shallow Depth of Field and Bokeh with Bright F2 Aperture
AF 12mm F2 E lens offers a bright F2 aperture which guarantees faster shutter speed in low light conditions, and this makes you take better astrophotography. Furthermore, in the daytime, the F2 aperture adds depth to your wide-angle images by blurring the background. The subject and background are effectively separated, creating an impressive sense of depth when the large round bokeh, calm background blurring, and high contrast achieve the optimal balance.
Fast and Quiet Auto Focus System
Now Autofocus needs to consider not only how more accurately and quickly it captures images, but also how quiet and smooth it is. Thanks to the newly researched and developed STM (Stepping Motor), a larger and heavier focus lens group can be controlled more quietly and precisely, providing excellent image quality in photos and videos.
Compact Size & Lightweight with New Design
Weighing only 213g(7.5oz) and measuring only 59.2mm(2.3in) in length, this new 12mm strikes the perfect balance of portability and outstanding performance and is the lightest and smallest AF 12mm lens currently in the market. The ergonomically designed grip with a micro pattern rubber ring, and a new modern design with a hidden red ring. The AF 12mm F2 E has a weather-sealing feature and a rear glass to prevent dust, light rain, and snow from penetrating. It allows you to capture stunning images in less than perfect conditions.
More detailed information about the AF 12mm F2 E can be found on the Samyang Lens official site and social media channels below.
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