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Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Wide Angle Lens for Mirrorless Cameras Announced

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Samyang has announced a new 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS wide-angle prime lens designed for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens is a manual focus and aperture control 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.

It uses nanocrystal coating to minimise flare and ghosting, and will be available in Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Pricing and availability are still to be confirmed.

Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Wide Angle Lens for Mirrorless Cameras Announced


March 21st 2014 – Samyang have announced the release of a new, wide-angle 12mm NCS CS lens designed for mirrorless APS-C cameras.

The new Samyang 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS offers photographers an affordable, wide angle lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens has been designed for cameras fitted with a high resolution sensor. Samyang Optics has accustomed its clients to great quality optics offered at affordable prices and this is also the case with the 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS lens which provides technical parameters and potential that can easily compete with the best wide-angle prime and zoom lenses available on the market.

The new Samyang 12 mm gives a wide angle of view amounting to 98.9 degrees and rectilinear image mapping function. Owing to a large aperture range of f/2.0, the lens offers a high image quality even in poor lightning conditions. Optical construction of the lens comprises 12 elements divided into 10 groups, these components include one aspherical lens (ASP) and one hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP). There are also three lenses made of ED glass with extremely low dispersion factor. Technologically, the 12 mm NCS CS lens is the most advanced Samyang lens to date and features nanocrystal anti-reflective coating. Benefits of using the nanocrystal cover include much better light transmission, higher resistance to reflections and higher contrast, which adds to the optical resolution of the lens.

The Samyang 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS is the perfect lens for landscape photography and can be useful in interior and architecture photography or astrophotography. The product comes with a removable lens hood and 67 mm filter mount. It is light weight: weighing only 245 g and is compact in size.

Samyang 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS specifications

Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 12 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E (NEX), Samsung NX
Maximum aperture F2.0
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Elements 12
Groups 10
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical elements, 3 ED glass elements
Minimum focus 0.20 m (7.87″)
Autofocus No
Full time manual Unknown
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Weight 260 g (0.57 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.85″)
Length 59 mm (2.32″)
Filter thread 67 mm
Hood supplied Yes