As Samyang’s first AF lens specific to Fuji X-mount mirrorless cameras, the Samyang AF 12mm f2 delivers outstanding image quality and a vast 99.1° ultra-wide field of view. This is incredibly beneficial for landscape photographers, whilst the large-diameter aperture, 20cm minimum focusing distance, and newly integrated AF performance suit high-end portrait photography and video productions.
Samyang AF 12mm f2 Lens for Fujifilm X Key Features:
- Samyang’s first AF lens for Fuji X-mount
- Based upon the best-selling Samyang MF 12mm f2 lens
- Suited to detailed landscape photography and everyday snapshots
- Delivers 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18mm
- Provides a 99.1° ultra-wide field of view
- Minimum focusing distance of just 20cm
- Large-diameter 7-blade aperture evokes a smooth bokeh
- Incredible all-round image quality
- Fast-action AF performance
- Linear STM suits both photographers and videographers
- 12 optical elements in 10 key groups
- Implements 5 crucial special lens elements
- Matte finish, with micro-patterned rubber focus ring
- Fully weather sealed, with rear protective glass
- Measures 59.2mm in length and weighs a mere 212g
Expanded Samyang AF 12mm f2 Lens for Fujifilm X Key Features:
Expansive Angle of View
This particular lens features an array of user-centric functions and a key contemporary design that is optimised for shooting vast landscapes that expand upon the normal viewing angle. When used alongside Fuji X-Series mirrorless cameras, the Samyang AF 12mm f2 Lens provides a 99.1° ultra-wide field of view. This is massively beneficial for shooting wide landscapes of varying formats, as well as astrophotography and interior shooting.
Striking Image Quality
As with all Samyang lenses, this AF 12mm f2 Lens delivers incredible image quality across the board. With an intricate interior lens system consisting of 12 optical elements in 10 key groups, you are afforded exceptional edge-to-edge resolution and clarity, even wide-open at its f2 maximum aperture. This is as well as 5 special optical elements; 1 Hybrid-Aspherical, 1 Aspherical, and 3 Extra-low Dispersion, as well as Ultra Multi-Coating. As a direct result of the advanced optical design, the minimum focusing distance is a mere 20cm, which is great for capturing close-up imagery with reduced backlight haze. This is a huge benefit for portrait photographers wanting a more exaggerated perspective; specifically when shooting lifestyle, food, and interior subjects within a narrow space.
The Samyang AF 12mm f2 Lens is incredibly versatile and excels when shooting everything from close-up dynamic portraits to detailed, far-reaching landscapes. It utilises a large-diameter aperture to provide a smooth background blur, which draws the focus to your subject and accentuates certain aspects of their form. In short, this effectively separates the subject from the background using a shallow depth of field, which then creates a unique ultra-wide-angle to compress the background further. With an intricate 7-blade aperture design, this lens produces a smooth and natural bokeh aesthetic with key light splitting.
In regard to video, the Samyang AF 12mm f2 Lens can actively track your desired subject accurately and quietly, with the newly integrated AF performance being of huge importance to Fuji X-Series shooters. With Samyang’s Linear STM, you are assured reliable and near-silent control of the larger and heavier focusing lens groups. In particular, this is incredibly conducive for videographers working with high-end gimbals alongside small, lightweight Fujifilm X-Series cameras.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Samyang AF 12mm f2 Lens for Fujifilm X
- 1 x Front Lens Cap
- 1 x Rear Lens Cap
- 1 x Lens Hood
- 1 x Lens Pouch
Is this the first available Samyang AF lens specific to the Fuji X-mount?
This AF 12mm f2 Lens is the first AF (Auto Focus) Lens from Samyang to be specified for Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras. It is especially well-suited to APS-C cameras and gimbals, when an ultra-wide-angle of view is required.
Does this lens utilise any form of weather-resistance technology?
The Samyang AF 12mm f2 Lens has integrated weather sealing around key areas of the exterior lens, in addition to rear protective glass to protect the lens from light rain, snow, and dust.
Are you able to capture close-up imagery with this Samyang lens?
Due to its impressive minimum focusing distance of just 20cm, you can capture stunning detail when shooting close-up and indoors, with actively reduced backlight haze.
Would this lens suit a freelance lifestyle photographer or blogger?
This lens is incredibly versatile, with the ability to capture stunning landscapes, as well as dynamic portraits with clear perspective, clarity, and a smooth background bokeh aesthetic. This is further enhanced via the minimum object distance being just 20cm, which is ideal for food blogging, dramatic indoor shooting, and handheld video work.
What does STM stand for in regard to the AF performance?
STM stands for Stepping Motor, which relates to Samyang’s Linear Stepping Motor suited to both photography and videography. This assures improved, accurate, and near-silent control of the larger and heavier focusing lens groups. In particular, this is incredibly conducive for videographers working with high-end gimbals alongside small, lightweight Fujifilm X series cameras.
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