12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)
12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)

12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle APS-C (Sony E)


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Model: IO12AF-E

UPC: 0-84438-76720-9

Focal Length: 12mm

Maximum Aperture: F2.0

Coverage: APS-C

Optical Construction: 12 Elements in 10 Groups

Aperture Range: F2.0 to 22

Diaphragm Blades: 7

Coating: Ultra Multi-Coating

Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.48" (0.19m)

Maximum Magnification: 0.09x

Filter Size: 62mm

Lens Hood: Removable Petal Shaped

Maximum Diameter: 2.75" (70mm)

Weight: 7.5oz (213g)

Length: 2.33" (59.2mm)

Weather Sealed: Yes

AF Motor: Linear STM

The feature set and overall performance of the Samyang 12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle lens for APS-C Sony E mount cameras are unmatched by any in its class.

At 7.51oz in weight, 2.33” in length, this compact, rugged, yet lightweight autofocusing lens offers the best combination of value and performance than ever before. What’s more, it provides a rectilinear 99.1°angle of view, and with the added protection of weather sealing, and a Rear Protector Glass, it allows for lots more versatility.

Utilizing the newest Linear Stepping Motor technology, the Samyang 12mm F2.0 AF lens combines a more compact design with improved auto-focus performance. By requiring the movement of only a single focusing group, it delivers especially fast, quiet, and precise focusing, whether shooting stills or videos. The design also allows for close focusing to 7.48” with no change in length or front element rotation.

With a bright F2.0 aperture, faster shutter speeds can be achieved for superior astrophotography and low light results. Furthermore, the F2.0 aperture can help create an impressive sense of depth to your daytime images by effectively separating the subject from a pleasing, de-focused background.

The optical construction is comprised of twelve elements in ten groups with a new and further advanced version of Ultra Multi Coating (UMC). Besides controlling flare and ghosting, this improved UMC maximizes light transmission, contrast and color accuracy. Thanks to five specialized lens elements (1 Aspherical, 3 Extra-low Dispersion, and 1 Hybrid-Aspherical) aberrations and distortion are minimized to produce sharp, thoroughly corrected imagery.

The Samyang 12mm F2.0 AF incorporates a new elegant look with a matte black finish and comfortable micro pattern rubber focusing ring over a durable all-metal housing. And, with its dramatically wide angle of view, this Samyang exciting and attractively priced high-performance model is the lens of choice for landscape, night sky, architecture and interior shooting.

The Samyang 12mm F2.0 AF Lens for Sony E mount comes packed with a removable petal-shaped hood, lens caps, and a custom fitted case.


    Model nameAF 12mm F2.0 FE
    Aperture rangeF2.0 ~ 22
    Lens optical construction12 Elements in 10 groups
    Special lens1 ASP, 1 Hybrid ASP, 3 ED
    Minimum focusing distance7.48" (190mm)
    Maximum magnification ratio0.09x
    Filter size62mm
    Number of blades7
    MountSony E
    Angle of viewAPS-C99.1
    Maximum diameterΦ2.75" (70mm)
    Length2.33" (59.2mm)
    Weight7.5oz (213g)
    Weather SealedYes
    AF MotorLinear STM

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    Perfect APS-C Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Astrophotography

    The AF 12mm F2 E is a dream lens for APS-C users who want to take astrophotography. This 12mm focal length lens provides an ultra-wide-angle of view of 99.1° and has full compatibility with Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras (E mount). Now APS-C photographers can create wide angle astrophotography in harmony with the background landscape by taking advantage of wide angle of view. This lens offers a bright F2 aperture which guarantees faster shutter speed in low light conditions, and this makes you capture clear and round star shape.

    Exceptional Resolution

    You can take the starry night or nightscape images with outstanding image quality thanks to the advanced optical design incorporating 5 special elements (1 H-ASP, 1 ASP, and 3 ED). This lens achieves exceptional resolution image quality from the center to the edges of the frame, even at F2 maximum aperture. The backlight haze is effectively decreased due to the 14-layer-special coating even with the small hood.

    Impressive Shallow Depth of Field and Bokeh with Bright F2 Aperture

    Bright F2 aperture offers beautifully blurred background. The subject and background are effectively separated, creating an impressive ultra wide images with shallow depth of field. The 7-blade circular aperture contributes natural-looking bokeh and impressive starburst effect.

    Compact & Lightweight with New Modern Design

    AF 12mm F2 E is the lightest and smallest AF 12mm lens currently in the market. Weighing only 213g (7.5oz) and measuring only 59.2mm (2.3in) in length, this new 12mm strikes the perfect balance of portability and outstanding performance and is a perfect match to compact APS-C camera with gimbal. This lens includes new modern design features such as matt finishing and a hidden red ring. Photographer's shooting environment as well as modern design is considered. An designed grip with a micro pattern rubber ring maximizes the usability. A weather-sealing feature and a rear protective glass prevent dust, light rain, and snow from penetrating. It allows you to capture stunning images in less than perfect conditions.

    Short Minimum Focusing Distance

    The short minimum focusing distance, only 0.19m (0.62ft), enables you to capture various close-ups such as funny portraits, food on the table, and indoors images. Take a couple of steps closer to your subject and get creative images!

    Fast and Quiet Auto Focus Performance

    Now Autofocus needs to consider not only how more accurately and quickly it captures images, but also how quiet and smooth it is. Thanks to the Samyang's Linear STM (Stepping Motor), a larger and heavier focus lens group can be controlled more quietly and precisely, providing excellent image quality in photos and videos. The superb auto focus performance is specifically ideal for shooting videos since this lens is a perfect match with a compact APS-C camera and a gimbal.

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