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Samyang AF 12mm F2,0 for Sony E

Item number: 23072
  • Super wide angle for APS-C cameras with 12 mm focal length (equivalent to 18 mm on full frame)
  • Perfect for astrophotography thanks to 12 mm focal length and high speed F2.0
  • Compact and lightweight, 27% lighter than comparable lenses of this focal length, ideal for travelling
  • Weather-sealed bayonet and interior, the only lens in this class with weather protection
  • Fast and quiet autofocus, also ideal for filming
Item description

Fast super wide angle for astrophotography
The Samyang AF 12mm F2.0 E is the perfect wide-angle lens for astrophotography on APS-C sensors! The wide 99.1° angle of view allows you to capture entire constellations and large parts of the Milky Way. The fast open aperture of F2.0 allows the lens to be used even in difficult lighting conditions, which is elementary for astrophotography.

Perfect for landscapes, cities and everyday life
The wide angle of view gives you plenty of creative freedom. Mountain ranges, landscapes, lakes and forests can be captured with just one click. Thanks to the high speed, this lens is also suitable for interiors and architecture.

Unique: Weather Sealing for all elements
This lens is the only one of this focal length for APS-C cameras that is equipped with weather protection. The so-called Samyang Weather Sealing allows you to capture great motifs even in adverse conditions. The rubber lips in the lens and around the mount prevent dust and splash water from entering, so you can work in snowfall and drizzle or in dusty environments without any problems.

Small, light and compact
Weighing just 213 g, measuring just 59.2 mm in length and only 70 mm in diameter, the Samyang AF 12mm F2.0 E is the perfect companion for exploring. It is 27 % lighter and 27 % shorter than comparable lenses, making it the lightest, most compact lens in its class. The filter thread has a diameter of 62 mm. The new sophisticated design promises a pleasant feel and facilitates operation in the field.

Fast and quiet autofocus
The autofocus in this lens is driven by a linear stepper motor (LSTM) that works quickly and quietly at the same time, delivering precise results. This means you are equipped for snapshots that need an accurate focus point, especially at open aperture. Video recordings with continuous focus tracking are therefore effortless and succeed without annoying noises from the focus drive.

Minimum focus distance, extreme quality
The closest focusing distance of this lens is only 19 cm, which allows you to shoot and focus on close objects even in tight situations. The lens comprises 12 elements arranged in 10 groups, each lens multi-coated with Samyang's proprietary Ultra Multi Coating (UMC). Special lenses include 1 hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP), 1 aspherical lens (ASP) and 3 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lenses in the optical path. Thanks to the highest quality glass, images are always crisp from the centre to the edge. The aperture has 7 blades, which allows for 14-beam sun stars with brilliant highlights.

Technical specification

General information

Product Type Lens
Material Aluminium, Synthetic material, Rubber, Glass
Product Color Black
Width 70mm


Lens connection Sony E
Developed for APS-C
Suitable for Sensor APS-C
Crop Factor 1,5
Focal Distance 12mm
Lens Speed 1:2,0
Focusing type Autofocus
Internal Focusing Yes
Lenses / Groups 12 / 10
Number of Aperture Slats 7
Coating UMC - Ultra Multi Coating
Lens Diameter 70mm
Filter Diameter 62mm
Body material Metal and Plastic Combination
Category Wide Angle
Field of Application Lens Architecture, Countryside, Journey, Nature
Camera Model Sony NEX-5T, Sony NEX-3N, Sony NEX-6, Sony NEX-5R, Sony NEX-F3, Sony NEX-5N, Sony NEX-C3, Sony NEX-3, Sony NEX-5, Sony A3000, Sony A5000, Sony A5100, Sony A6000, Sony A6300


Girth 721mm
Height of Packaging 155mm
Length of Packaging 128mm
Packaging Material Colour Packaging
Packaging with Euro Hole No
Weight incl. Packaging 425g
Width of Packaging 128mm
Included in delivery
  • 1x Samyang AF 12mm F2,0 Sony E
  • 1x Lens Hood (detachable)
  • 2x Protective Covers (rront and rear)
  • 1x Transport- und Storage Bag
Examples of Use