Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Samsung NX Mount (Black)

Model: SY12M-NX-BK

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Weight 9.35 oz (265 g)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.85 x 2.03" (72.5 x 51.6 mm)
Filter Thread 67 mm


Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 98.9°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20 cm)
Elements/Groups 12/10
Focal Length 12mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 18 mm
Diaphragm Blades 6
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Samsung NX


Tripod Collar No
Autofocus No
Image Stabilization No
Expert Reviews
11 September 2014

This 12mm wide angle lens is available to fit a wide range of mirrorless system cameras, including Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E mount compatible cameras.

1 December 2014

Overall, this is an excellent optic that produces images with excellent sharpness, low distortion and low CA. Also, what makes this lens especially interesting is the low price of around £330, which is £170 less than the closest equivalent.

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    Excellent sharpness in the centre from maximum aperture, Very good build quality, Compact, Low CA, Good value

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    Lack of autofocus may put some people off (although it really shouldn’t)

6 July 2014

Sample photos taken with the new Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Micro Four Thirds lens using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 , taken around Amsterdam. The lens is also available as the Samyang 12mm T2.2 VDSLR lens, with geared focus and click-less aperture control.

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28 May 2014

It is an interesting fact that lately independent producers have been launching very original optical instruments and facing huge challenges. Sigma has produced excellent A series ‘primes’, Tamron has introduced on the market such rare devices as the 150-600 or the 16-300 mm, something you cannot...

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    high quality casing and a proper work of all parts of the lens,, excellent image quality in the frame centre,, acceptable image quality on the edge of the frame,, proper correction of spherical aberration,, moderate distortion,, negligible astigmatism,, good quality and performance to price ratio.

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    weak performance against bright light,, noticeable vignetting,, a bit too high chromatic aberration,, a significant difference between the performance in the frame centre and on the edge of the frame.

User Reviews
5 June 2016

My only gripe is they always want us to review quickly before we've had a lot of time with a product.Shooting for over fifty years, I've used a lot of glass both good and bad. I'm not a pixel peeper, but this is good glass. I love having an actual aperture ring on a lens again.

3 weeks ago

Really good wide angle lens. Sharp, good color, light and smooth focus ring.

10 August 2017

I've had the lens for about 6 months, now, and really like it.As a Sony a6000 owner, I have had great luck with this lens taking pictures at night. 20 seconds more or less wide open at ISO 1600-3200 is a great place to start for stars and thunderstorms.

9 August 2017

Excellent lens, sharp as described

5 August 2017

campared this against my only other lens fuji 18-55 kit lens from f2-11. the only sharp images that I got were from f4-5.6. but not sharper than my kit lens at corners. also at f11, significant purple fringing.

2 August 2017

Lens is great! No need for auto focus on this focal length. Very sharp, a little vignette but I like that look. Contrast not quite as good as the Zeiss but at a stop faster and a third of the price this is a steal!

Product Highlights
  • Samsung NX Mount Lens
  • 18mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • One Aspherical & One Hybrid Element
  • Three Low-Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Coating System
  • Manual Focus Lens
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.9"
  • Filter Diameter: 67mm
  • Includes Removable Lens Hood
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In The Box
  • Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Samsung NX Mount (Black)
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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