Exceptional performance for cinematography with full frame capability - the Samyang 12mm T3.1 ED AS NCS VDSLR Fisheye Cine Lens is the cine/video version of the Samyang 12mm f2.8 lens featuring the same excellent optics, but with integrated gearing for video rigs with follow focus systems. Full frame compatible, suitable for cameras and interchangeable lens camcorders fitted with full frame or smaller sensors.
The Samyang 12mm fisheye is a manual lens, with manual focus. In terms of the optics, it is one of the most advanced "fisheye” lenses. With excellent build and optical construction, it features 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups including 3 elements made of low dispersion ED glass and 2 aspherical lens elements ensuring perfect image depth and minimising chromatic aberration.
The Samyang 12mm T3.1 features the highly effective NCS nanocrystal anti-reflection coating applied together with standard UMC coatings provides accurate focus, high contrast and natural colour reproduction even shooting wide open, and it is an excellent lens for use in in diverse lighting conditions with its fast T3.1 aperture. The 7 circular aperture blades create excellent bokeh for such a ultra wide angle lens. 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.
- Extra low dispersion lens (ED)
- Uncoupled aperture and focus gear ring
- Circular aperture with 7 blades
- Improved Nano Coating System (NCS) of Samyang Optics
Manual Focus Telephoto Cine Lens
Manual focus cine lens for full frame sensor sizes. It expresses vibrant colour and soft out-focusing area which makes it the best lens to shoot portrait, night scenery, wild-life and journalism photography.
VDSLR Cine Lens Features
Samyang 12mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS NCS Fish-eye allows more delicate video work with T number marks. The focus gear ring is installed for follow focus system. You may change the aperture quietly and smoothly with the uncoupled aperture gear rings. Also, distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience.
Samyang 12mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS NCS Fish-eye is a manual focus lens with a low T number. You may control the lens precisely when shooting under various exposure environment including relatively dark or too bright situations. This lens features 12 lenses in 8 groups including 2 glass aspherical lens (ASP), and 3 extra low dispersion lens (ED) to offer high resolution. Also Nano Coating System (NCS) of Samyang Optics is used to optimise the light penetration and minimises flare and ghost. With such optical construction, it has 0.2m of minimum focal length to film subjects in near distance. Stereoscopic projection optical design delivers soft and stabilised fish-eye distortion effect.
There are 7 aperture blades designed to be almost as a full circle when aperture is closed which expresses starlike ray clearly and beautifully. The frame of the lens is compact and solid since it is made of high-strength aluminium alloy so you can create trustworthy images. Also, detachable petal-shaped lens hood minimises flare and ghost by sheltering lens from unnecessary lights.
Samyang Optics VDSLR II Cine Lens Line Up
Samyang 12mm T3.1 is one of 9 Samyang Optics VDSLR II Cine Lens Line Up for full frame image sensor sizes. The lenses produce the same image colour and have a united location of aperture and focus gear ring to maximise the convenience when filming.
|Model||Samyang 12mm T3.1 ED AS NCS VDSLR Fisheye Cine Lens|
|Lens type||Fish-eye lens for full frame and cropped sensor cameras|
|Focal length||12mm (18mm for APS-C sensors)|
|Angle of view||180° diagonal fisheye (full frame)|
|Min focusing distance||0.2m|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7 (circular blades)|
|Focus type||MF (Manual Focus only)|
|Lens construction||12 elements in 8 groups, 3 ED and 2 ASP lens elements.|
|Dimensions||81.6mm diameter, length 70 to 99mm (approx, dependent on mount)|
|Weight||575 g (approx, dependent on mount)|
|Lens hood||Detachable, included|