Announcement: Samyang AF 12/2 E

On April 23, 2021, the Samyang AF 12/2 E lens was officially presented.

Samyang AF 12/2E

Samyang AF 12/2E

Basic properties

  • Sony E-mount Crop Mirrorless Lens
  • Samyang's first autofocus lens for Sony cameras with APS-C sensor
  • Relative opening: from 1: 2-1: 22
  • Focal Length: 12mm (EGF for Sony E cameras with APS-C sensor is 18mm)
  • MDF: 0.2 meters
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 11.1
  • Optical design: 12 elements in 10 groups, including 1 H-ASP, 1 ASP, 2 ED
  • Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC) Coating
  • Number of aperture blades: 7 pieces
  • Filter Diameter: 62 mm
  • STM focus motor, internal focusing
  • Programmable switch
  • Included hood
  • Weight: 213 gram
  • Price: about 400 dollarscurrent prices for new Samyang lenses available see here


All Samyang Auto Focus Lenses

For mirrorless full frame cameras Sony (AF-FE)

For mirrorless full frame cameras Canon (AF RF)

For SLR full-frame cameras Canon (AF EF) и Nikon (AF F)

For mirrorless cropped cameras Sony (AF E)

For mirrorless cropped cameras FujiFilm (AF X)

The optical design of the mirror and mirrorless versions of the lenses 14 / 2.8 and 85 / 1.4 are significantly different. Some Samyang lenses may be sold under another brand - Rokinon.

There is also an interesting premium manual lens line XP for full-frame cameras:

  1. Xp 10 / 3.5 [Canon EF, Nikon F]
  2. XP 35 / 1.2 [Canon EF]
  3. XP 50 / 1.2 [Canon EF]
  4. XP 14 / 2.4 [Canon EF, Nikon F]
  5. XP 85 / 1.2 [Canon EF]

The number of ordinary manual lenses from Samyang / Rokinon can no longer be counted. In addition, there are a huge number of movie lenses Samyang / Rokinon line Cine and Proffesional Cine (XEEN series).

Materials on the topic:

  1. Full frame mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
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  3. Cropped mirrorless systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 4, on the topic: Announcement: Samyang AF 12/2 E

  • in

    Previously, I only dreamed of this, I looked at Tokinu 14-20 / 2, now I will look at this one. But I also shoot on Tokinu 11-16 of the first generation

    • Novel

      What's the use of looking at him? And what do you want from switching to manual 12/2 versus the existing 12 / 2.8 autofocus? I understand when there is a universal 12-24 / 4, but there is not enough aperture on the often used short edge, but I see no reason to take similar lenses.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Haha, this Samyang is autofocus like many others. There are no analogues

        • Novel

          Ah, this is Sonevsky. Then all the more is not necessary.

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