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Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS : Specifications and Opinions


Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS

The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS is a wide-angle lens for APS-C, manufactured from 2014. The focus is done by Manual Focus, it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 316 €;
77 users have given it an average vote of 9.1 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EOS M: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Canon EOS M.

Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Sony.

Fujifilm X-mount: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Fuji.

Micro 4/3: this lens is compatible with mirrorless micro-4/3.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   12 mm
 Angle of view   100.4°  (equivalent to a 18mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/2.0
 Aperture blades   6
 Lenses/Groups   12 elements in 10 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.20 meters
 Reproduction ratio  

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Manual Focus
 Internal AF   No
 Full Time MF   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   67 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   260 g
 Dimensions   73 x 59 mm

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avatarjunior
sent on March 08, 2022

Pros: Lightweight - compact - bright

Cons: 6-blade diaphragm - focus breathing

Opinion: Bought for Fuji system. Very satisfied because of the lightness and compactness. Manual focusing is never a problem with these focal lengths and with a mirrorless. The image quality is very good, and it never disappointed me. Very valid also in the night photos of the Milky Way and the starry sky, where it does not leave stricated up to 20-25 seconds of exposure. Over time I have also been able to discover what for me are the two main defects, which may or may not matter depending on the photographic genre that is preferred: 1) the 6-blade diaphragm makes the bright spots at night like six-pointed stars. Ugly. an extra lamella would have been enough to switch to 14 points. 2) I tried to do focus stacking in panoramic images and it is practically impossible, because the two photos (with the focus on the foreground and the one on infinity) do not overlap (focus breathing: the focal length changes as you change the focus).

avatarjunior
sent on December 17, 2021

Pros: Price, Material, Opening

Cons: Excessive flares against the light, Chromatic aberration, Inaccurate focus ring

Opinion: Bought to take night photos, I must say that it does its job sufficiently given the very wide opening. Too bad that backlight creates many flares that are difficult to manage. The materials used are good you feel its robustness when you touch it. The optical yield is not the best but also reflects the very low price that this lens has. Chromatic aberrations are well present, but they are easily solved in post production.

avatarjunior
sent on September 30, 2021

Pros: F/2 aperture. Good quality Low price.

Cons: It is not Autofocus.

Opinion: When I chose this 12 mm the alternative was the Laowa 9 mm F/2.8. In the use I immediately realized a positive aspect that I had not grasped: the F/2 aperture. Yes, of course, it allows night photos of the Milky Way but, and here is the surprise, it allows you to make beautiful portraits set with the right degree of Bokeh in the background. Post a photo from behind for privacy, but you can understand what I mean. I have read about criticisms related to distortion. To me it does not appear (placed two photos, one of which with optics inclined at the top and straightened in post). Flare... in my opinion acceptable (see other photo). Sharpness? It seems excellent to me. Too bad it's not autofocus. P.S. The photos mentioned are in the album "Samyang 12". P.P.S. The scale of the distances from me is right: the photo of the Milky Way was made by setting the optics at the end of the stroke sound infinite.

avatarjunior
sent on September 29, 2021

Pros: sharpness, cost, build quality, size

Cons: embarrassing flare, not excellent colors, distortion, inaccurate focus ring

Opinion: I went on this lens mainly to have a cheap wide angle to use on sporadic occasions with my xt2: some photos of architecture when the equivalent 35 is not enough and startrail and milky way. the dimensions are compact and the build quality good to be an economical lens (plastic hood). On an optical level the only thing that is saved is sharpness, the rest is embarrassing: the flares are obscene and the colors in difficult light conditions are censorship. The distortion is evident and in architecture it is almost unusable if you want to achieve sufficient results. For this purpose the only way is to keep the sensor perfectly straight because even a slight inclination is difficult to recover. I keep it only because I don't want to spend triple or quadruple for a focal length that I rarely use. Nothing to say for night photos even if the defects above remain if you create compositions by inserting architectural elements.

avatarsenior
sent on August 04, 2021

Pros: Weight, Dimensions, Overall optical yield, Price, Possibility to mount filters (67mm)

Cons: Some flare, "Resistance" in poor backlight

Opinion: Calculating the price certainly can not expect the optical yield of wide-angle lenses of another price range. But not for this, the lens is of good construction with minimal dimensions and weight, I use it with Sony A6000 and the combo I find very good for image quality and compactness. Some AC with open diaphragms, but for the use I make of it, exclusively landscape on easel, (I have never dropped below f / 5.6), does not present problems. What instead turns out to be problematic, is when you shoot against the light with the sun in the frame, unfortunately the coating of the front lens does not allow strong backlight, and often generates some halo / flare ... unlike what is said, the distance scale on my copy is perfect, perhaps because having taken it used I had the opportunity to test it well before buying it, the sharpness is very good between f / 8 and f / 11. The thing that I find cmq very important is the possibility of mounting filters with 67mm thread, in the end with a cost of 160 € (used) you can take home good images, difficult to ask for more ....




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