Samyang Adds A 12mm 1:2.8 Full Frame Lens To Their Line Of Wide Prime Lenses
If the Zeiss Otus can be described as superb quality at a superb price, Samyang (known as Rokinon in the US) can be described as Good quality at a good price. This a reason that many choose those lenses as go to lenses when starting out and looking for decent quality primes and wide angles.
Today, Samyang announced the addition of a new lens to their arsenal: The Samyang 12mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS. This is an Uber wide lens, with a 180˚ field of view on a full frame sensor and a 118˚-124.6˚on APS-C.
Wideness don’t come cheap though, the lens weighs about half a kilo. A full 180˚ field of view can yield some interesting creative options, I think it would be interesting to see this lens used by night sky shooters. (which I assume are the primary market for this lens).
Unlike some of Samyang/Rokinon announcement from earlier this year, this lens will be available for almost all the camera systems in the market including: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax PK ,Sony alpha, Sony E, Canon M, Fuji X, Samsung NX, 4/3 and 4/3MTF.
Here are the full specs for the lens:
Samyang should start selling this lens in November and pricing is not available yet.
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.