Samyang 12/2,8 Fisheye DSLR Canon EF

Item number: 21516
  • Suitable for full-frame and APS-C sensor
  • Very high lens speed of 1:2.8
  • Close focusing distance of 20 cm
  • High quality optical construction
  • All lenses multi-coated, Nano Coating System for brilliant reproduction
  • Two aspherical lenses, three ED glass lenses
  • Image circle designed for full format
  • Built-in lens hood, suitable for the angle of view
  • Manual focus and iris adjustment
Item description

Exceptional focal length with high lens speed
The 12mm/2.8 from Samyang is a full-frame outstanding fisheye lens. With a diagonal angle of view of approx. 180° in full format, it brings a huge field of view and is therefore perfectly suited for overviews, interiors, confined spaces, as well as for reportage in such places. The lens puts the subject in the right light. With a lens speed of 1:2.8, the lens has a large initial aperture. Due to the short focal length and the low magnification, it is characterised by a very large depth of field.

High quality optics
The lens is internally focused with a closest focusing distance of approx. 20 centimetres. The optical construction with 12 lenses in 8 groups is very complex and promises the best imaging performance. Multi-coating of all lenses used in the lens is standard at Samyang. It gives you a higher light yield, better colour rendering and higher contrast. In addition, one glass surface is coated with NCS Nano Coating System, which gives you an even more brilliant image.

Advantages of a full-frame lens on a camera with an APS-C sensor
Save time in post-processing. A lot of lens aberrations like distortion, edge blur or vignetting occur on the outer areas of the image. If you use a lens calculated for full format on a camera with an APS-C sensor, these areas are not used. This way you get the maximum quality. Additional post-processing time to correct lens errors is therefore not necessary.

Technical specification

General information

Product Type Lens
Product Color Black
Length 98mm
Weight 515g


Bayonet F
Lens connection Canon EF
Developed for Full Frame
Suitable for Sensor APS-C, Full Frame, MFT
Lens Speed 1:2,8
Lenses / Groups 12 / 8
Number of Aperture Slats 7
Minimum Focusing Distance 0,2m
Lens Diameter 77,3mm
Type Fisheye
Category Fisheye
Field of Application Lens Architecture, Countryside, Art, Journey, Nature
Camera Model Canon EOS 5DS R, Canon EOS 5DS, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EOS 5D, Canon EOS 760D, Canon EOS 750D, Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EOS 1200D, Canon EOS 70D, Canon EOS 100D, Canon EOS 650D, Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EOS 600D, Canon EOS 60D, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 500D, Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EOS 450D, Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 400D, Canon EOS 30D, Canon EOS 350D, Canon EOS 700D, Canon EOS 550D, Canon EOS 80D, Canon EOS-1D Mark II N, Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS 1300D
Usage Photo
Type of Power Plug Type C


Girth 778mm
Height of Packaging 170mm
Length of Packaging 133mm
Weight incl. Packaging 716g
Width of Packaging 134mm
Included in delivery
  • 1x Samyang MF 12mm F2.8 Fisheye Canon EF
  • 1x Lens cap
  • 1x Lens pouch
Examples of Use