The Samyang 12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens is a bright, super wide-angle fish-eye lens designed especially for full-frame cameras. The Samyang 12mm fisheye is a manual lens, with manual focus. It offers a diagonal angle of view of 180 degrees on a full frame (24 x 36mm format) sensor. In terms of the optics, it is one of the most advanced "fisheye” lenses.
This Auto Exposure (AE) chip version of the Samyang 100mm macro lens features an electronic circuit which allows for full control of exposure parameters accessible from the camera.
With excellent build, and optical construction, it features 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups including three elements made of low dispersion ED glass and two aspherical lens elements ensuring perfect image depth and minimising chromatic aberration.
The Samyang 12mm Fisheye features the highly effective NCS nanocrystal anti-reflection coating applied together with standard UMC coatings. It provides great focus, high contrast and natural colour reproduction even shooting wide open. The fast f2.8 aperture and high quality optics ensure excellent results even in diverse lighting conditions.
The 7 aperture blades are circular helping to create excellent bokeh. The frame of the lens is compact and solid since it is made of high-strength aluminium. The detachable petal-shaped lens hood minimises flare and ghosting.
Fisheye lenses are popular for special effects use where distortion, exaggerated perspective, or extreme depth of field are desired. The Samyang fisheye lenses are also capable of producing panoramas and 360 virtual tours, including full 360 degree images with use of various third party software, available from other vendors.
Samyang Optics’ Nano Coating System
For the first time in Samyang Optics history, NCS (Nano Coating System) is used to lower reflection rate more effectively to provide higher contrast.
Glass aspherical lens (AS)
Provides the high quality and contrast image even when aperture is fully opened by revising colour aberration.
Low distortion lens (ED)
Lowers unnecessary light dispersion to effectively dropped colour aberration.
Aperture with almost full circle
7 aperture blades creating almost a full circle when closed express ray beautifully as starlight.
|Model||12mm f2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye|
|Lens type||Fisheye for full frame sensors|
|Angle of view||180.0° (full frame), 124.6° (APS-C), 97.3
|Min focusing distance||0.2m|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7|
|Focus type||MF (Manual Focus only)|
|Lens construction||12 elements in 8 groups, including 2 aspherical AS lenses, 3 ED elements.|
|Weight||530g (approx, dependant on mount)|
|Lens hood||Included, removable|