Rokinon / Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens is “Highly Recommend” from ePhotozine. Their full review of the new Samyang 12mm f/2 includes features, handling, performance of the lens with several sample and ISO test images.
ePhotozine recommends the new wide-angle lens and says “The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 is an excellent optic that produces images with excellent sharpness.” The closest equivalent in Micro Four Thirds mount is the Olympus 12mm f/2 lens, which costs around $700 and sports autofocus feature.
Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens is a manual focus and aperture control wide-angle prime lens and offers an 18mm equivalent angle of view on cameras with APS-C sensors (19mm equiv on Canon EOS M), and 24mm equivalent on Micro Four Thirds.
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens Full Review at ePhotozine
The lens uses nanocrystal coating to minimise flare and ghosting, and available in Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, and Micro Four Thirds mounts.
From ePhotozine verdict:
Overall, this is an excellent optic that produces images with excellent sharpness, low distortion and low CA. Also, what makes this lens especially interesting is the low price of around £330, which is £170 less than the closest equivalent.
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Pros
- Excellent sharpness in the centre from maximum aperture
- Very good build quality
- Low CA
- Good value
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Cons
- Lack of autofocus may put some people off (although it really shouldn’t)
See also the video test of Samyang Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 NCS CS MFT from Pier-Yves Menkhoff
Samyang / Rokinon 12mm f/2 Price and Availability
The Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 wide-angle lens is available in Silver and all Black priced around $309.00.
|Buy Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 Lens|
|Samyang / Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 Lens [Black]||$309.00||Amazon | Adorama|
|Samyang / Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 Lens [Silver]||$399.00||Amazon | Adorama|