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A Perfect Match to Compact APS-C Cameras

Astrophotography-Centric

AF 12mm F2 E

 

AF 12mm F2 E

Now APS-C camera users who prefer to use autofocus lenses can easily capture vast sceneries with high resolution. Samyang's advanced AF technology is adoted to Samyang MF 12mm F2.0 which has been loved by its outstanding image quality. Thus, clear images without distortion and vignetting can be obtained through in-body image stabilization. Meet the AF 12mm F2 E equipped with new design and weather sealing feature!

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Astrophotography-Centric


Samyang MF 12mm F2.0, one of the Samyang's bestsellers, now adopts the Autofocus system!
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.

Bright F2 aperture guarantees faster shutter speed in low light condition while capturing astrophotography or nightscapes. 5 special glasses (1 H-ASP, 1 ASP, and 3 ED) in this lens deliver exceptional resolution from the center to corner, minimizing optical aberration. Meet the 'Astrophotography-Centric' lens for the photographers who want both astrophotography and Autofocus system.

 







Ideal Autofocus Wide-angle Prime Lens for Astrophotography Specifically Designed for APS-C Users

  • Perfect APS-C Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Astrophotography

    The AF 12mm F2 E is a dream lens for APS-C users who want to take astrophotography. This 12mm focal length lens provides an ultra-wide-angle of view of 99.1° and has full compatibility with Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras (E mount). Now APS-C photographers can create wide angle astrophotography in harmony with the background landscape by taking advantage of wide angle of view. This lens offers a bright F2 aperture which guarantees faster shutter speed in low light conditions, and this makes you capture clear and round star shape.


  • Exceptional Resolution

    You can take the starry night or nightscape images with outstanding image quality thanks to the advanced optical design incorporating 5 special elements (1 H-ASP, 1 ASP, and 3 ED). This lens achieves exceptional resolution image quality from the center to the edges of the frame, even at F2 maximum aperture. The backlight haze is effectively decreased due to the 14-layer-special coating even with the small hood.

  • A Perfect Match to Compact APS-C Cameras


  • Compact & Lightweight with New Modern Design

    AF 12mm F2 E is the lightest and smallest AF 12mm lens currently in the market. 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 a perfect match to compact APS-C camera with gimbal. This lens includes new modern design features such as matt finishing and a hidden red ring. Photographer's shooting environment as well as modern design is considered. An 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. It allows you to capture stunning images in less than perfect conditions.

  • Versatile Lens Night and Day

  • Impressive Shallow Depth of Field and Bokeh with Bright F2 Aperture

    Bright F2 aperture offers beautifully blurred background. The subject and background are effectively separated, creating an impressive ultra wide images with shallow depth of field. The 7-blade circular aperture contributes natural-looking bokeh and impressive starburst effect.



  • Short Minimum Focusing Distance

    The short minimum focusing distance, only 0.19m (0.62ft), enables you to capture various close-ups such as funny portraits, food on the table, and indoors images. Take a couple of steps closer to your subject and get creative images!



  • Fast and Quiet Auto Focus Performance

    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 Samyang's Linear 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. The superb auto focus performance is specifically ideal for shooting videos since this lens is a perfect match with a compact APS-C camera and a gimbal.

Technical Information
  • Specifications
    Model Name AF 12mm F2 E
    Aperture Range F2 ~ 22
    Lens Optical Construction 12 Elements in 10 Groups
    Special Lens H-ASP 1, ASP 1, ED 3
    Coating UMC
    Minimum Focusing Distance 0.19m (0.62ft)
    Magnification Ratio x0.09
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Filter Size (mm) Φ 62.0
    Maximum Diameter (mm) Φ 70.0
    Mount Sony E
    Angle of view APS-C 99.1˚
    Length (mm) 59.2mm / 2.3in
    Weight Without Lens Cap, Hood 213g / 7.5oz
    Weight 224g
    Weather Sealing O
    AF/MF mode switch X
    AF Motor Linear STM
  • MTF Chart 

  • Optical Construction 




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Samyang’s Guide to Achieving the Optimal Angle of View

The perfect spacing and distance are always necessary when shooting all kinds of subjects, including people, to give them a proper relationship with the beautiful space around them. So, what’s the exact distance that helps you best appreciate a work of art, or a photo?

The correct answer is the diagonal length of the full frame of a subject.

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The best standpoint from which to appreciate the full view of a subject is the distance of the diagonal length of the subject frame. This wider angle is superior to standing closer at a 50 degree angle to get a more detailed view. This notion of an ideal distance or view point is also applicable in the world of photography.

For still images, keeping a distance equal to the diagonal length of the full image surface is recommended. The full frame sensor of a digital camera is 36 x 24mm and the diagonal length is 43.26mm so any distance close to this number is nearer to the ideal than the currently accepted industry standard of 50mm.

Back when film cameras were common, 45mm was the industry standard and this continued as reflex cameras needed extra space to fit a mirror. However, as mirrorless cameras become more popular again, there has been a need to return to this industry standard…which is the impetus for the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE. With less distortion than a 35mm lens and wider angles than a 55mm lens, the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE is a perfect lens for portraits, landscapes, architecture photography, and pictures of pets.

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