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, 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.
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.
|Material||Aluminium, Synthetic material, Glass|
|Lens connection||Sony E|
|Developed for||Full Frame|
|Suitable for Sensor||APS-C, Full Frame, MFT|
|Lenses / Groups||12 / 8|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||0,2m|
|Angle of View||98,9°|
|Type||Wide Angle, 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|
|Field of Application||Art, Architecture, Countryside|
|Height of Packaging||170mm|
|Length of Packaging||130mm|
|Packaging with Euro Hole||No|
|Weight incl. Packaging||750g|
|Width of Packaging||130mm|