Samyang MF 12mm T3,1 Fisheye Video DSLR Sony E

Item number: 21756
  • Suitable for full-frame as well as APS-C sensor
  • Suitable for 4K
  • Very high lens speed of T3.1, closest focusing distance of 20 cm
  • Continuously variable aperture, ideal for consistent exposure during shooting
  • Smooth focusing, ideal for follow focus
Item description

Exceptional focal length with high speed
The Samyang 12mm F3.1 is a full-frame outstanding fisheye lens. With a diagonal angle of view of approx. 180° in full format, it captures a huge field of view. Perfect for overviews, interiors, confined spaces, as well as for reportage in such locations. The lens puts the subject in the right light. With T3.1, 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.

For videography
For videography, the aperture is continuously adjustable from T3.1 to 22. The focus adjustment is soft and smooth. This allows for smooth tracking of the focus, especially when shooting video. The aperture ring and focus ring are equipped with a toothed ring and are thus optimised for use with focus pullers (follow focus), which greatly simplifies use when filming. For better legibility, the distance and aperture scales are on the side.

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 sophisticated and promises the best imaging performance. The multiple coating of all lenses used in the lens with the in-house Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) is standard at Samyang. It enables a higher light yield, better colour rendering and higher contrast. In addition, one glass surface is coated with NCS Nano Coating System, which promises 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 large number of lens errors such as 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 at all. This way you get the maximum quality. Additional post-processing time to correct lens errors is therefore unnecessary.

Technical specification

General information

Material Aluminium, Synthetic material, Glass
Product Color Black
Length 98mm
Weight 548g


Bayonet E
Manufacturer Sony
Lens connection Sony E
Developed for Full Frame
Suitable for Sensor APS-C, Full Frame, MFT
Focal Distance 12mm
Lens Speed 1:3,1
Internal Focusing Yes
Lenses / Groups 12 / 8
Minimum Focusing Distance 0,2m
Lens Diameter 73,6mm
Angle of View 98,9°
Type Wide Angle, Fisheye
Category Fisheye
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, Sony A7, Sony A7 II, Sony A7R, Sony A7R II, Sony A7S, Sony A7S II
Field of Application Lens Architecture, Countryside, Art
Usage Video
Field of Application Art, Architecture, Countryside


Girth 770mm
Height of Packaging 170mm
Length of Packaging 130mm
Packaging Material Carton
Packaging with Euro Hole No
Weight incl. Packaging 750g
Width of Packaging 130mm
Included in delivery
  • 1x Samyang MF 12mm T3.1 VDSLR lens for Sony E
  • 2x Lens cap (front and back)
  • 1x Lens pouch
  • 1x Manual
Examples of Use