Samyang AF 12mm F/2 X Lens Review (ephotozine): Excellent Performance at an Excellent Price

John Riley has just posted a full review of the newly announced Samyang AF 12mm F/2 X Lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) at the He tested this new lens on Fujifilm X-S10 and find it is an excellent performance lens at an excellent price. He highly recommended!

Below are the Samyang AF 12mm f/2 X  Lens Pros:

  • Outstanding central sharpness
  • Low central CA
  • Fast and virtually silent AF
  • Weather sealing
  • Close focus
  • Well-controlled distortion
  • Modest vignetting
  • Excellent price

This is the verdict: “It’s ultrawide, it’s fast, it has crisp AF performance and it offers a very high level of performance. There is huge potential in such a lens, especially as it fits seamlessly into the operation of the Fujifilm camera body…It is actually good to see so many small, high-performance prime lenses coming into the market; perhaps a refreshing change from huge, heavy optics that defy the logic of having small, compact camera bodies...”

Samyang AF 12mm F2.0 X Check Price Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens / APS-C Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • 1 ASPH, 1 Hybrid ASPH, and 3 XD Elements
  • UMC Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Linear STM Autofocus Motor
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.48″
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Filter Size: 62mm
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Petal Lens Hood and Fitted Case

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