Samyang Announces the 12mm f/2 AF Lens for Fujifilm X-Mount

Samyang Announces the 12mm f/2 AF Lens for Fujifilm X-Mount

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Samyang has announced the launch of 12mm f/2 AutoFocus Lens for Fujifilm X-Mount. This wide-angle lens for APS-C mount is very compact and lightweight. It features a stepping motor with Samyang says is fast and provides accurate AF.

Samyang had announced the launch of 12mm f/2 AF lens for Sony E-Mount, in May this year, and it will be interesting to see if this is the same lens with just a change of mount. 

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The Samyang 12mm f/2 lens weighs just 213gms and is compact with 2.33 inches in length. As per company it is best value for money owing to its fast AF while being compact and rugged. The lens is also weather sealed and provides 99.1 degree angle of view.

The lens has 12 elements in 10 groups, 5 of which are special optics: one aspherical element, one hybrid aspherical element and 3 ELD (extra low dispersion) elements. Together these special elements reduce aberrations and distortions to achieve ultra-sharp images. As per Samyang, their Ultra Multi Coating technology allows maximum light transmission, contrast and color while controlling ghosting and flare.

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The lens has a close focusing distance of 7.48 inches. As per Samyang, the lens delivers fast, quiet and accurate focusing in both stills and videos, owing to its linear stepping motor. 

As per the company, the lens is specially designed to work with Fujifilm camera that have X-trans sensor and there may be some models, which are not compatible with the lens. You can find the complete list of compatible cameras here.

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The lens has matte black finish with a micro-pattern rubber on focusing ring. The lens has a full metal housing. It comes with a petal-shaped hood, lens cap and a case.

The Samyang 12mm f/2 AF lens should be available at around Rs. 38,000/-

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