26 Aug Better late than never! – Samyang / Rokinon 12mm f/2 review (Fuji X-mount, Sony E-mount)
Source: Mirror Lessons
Over the past few months, we have been sharing numerous articles that focus on Samyang CS lenses designed for mirrorless cameras. In the specific CS category, there is one lens that we cannot skip even though it is no longer new: the 12mm f/2. It is one of the best deals you can find for your mirrorless APS-C camera. So even though the product is now two years old, we felt that it was about time to included on our review list. As the expression goes: better later than never!
Is the 12mm f/2 still a valid option two years on from its release? Let’s find out!
Note: The 12mm f/2 is available for Fuji X, Sony E, Canon M, Samsung NX and Micro Four Thirds mounts. In this article I’ll be reviewing the X-mount version but the optical quality is the same for all versions. The lens is designed for APS-C sensors and will give you an equivalent 24mm field of view (35mm format terms) on a m4/3 camera. In some areas, the lens is sold with the Rokinon name.
X-Pro2, 1/500, f/8, ISO 200 Samyang 12mm F2 NCS CS main specs Mount: Fuji X, Sony E, Canon M, Samsung NX, micro four thirds Format coverage: APS-C Focal length: 12mm Focal length (equiv. 35mm): 18mm Maximum aperture: 2 Minimum aperture: 22 Number of aperture blades: 6 circular aperture blades Angle of view: 98.9° Closest focusing distance: 20cm Lens configuration: 10 elements / 10 groups Special elements: 1 aspherical, 1