Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens “Highly Recommended” at ePhotozine

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

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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
  • Compact
  • 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