- E-Mount Lens / APS-C Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
- 1 ASPH, 1 HR Index, and 2 ED 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
What's in the Box?
- Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Sony E-Mount
- Petal Lens Hood
- Front Lens Cap
- Rear Lens Cap
- Lens Case
2 Years Local Manufacturer Warranty
I was initially reluctant to order direct from Futuromic store as I'm more confident with buying through Shopee or Lazada these days. It ended up being a relatively painless process and my item was also packed very securely so kudos to the Futuromic team.
The best surprise was that I received it prior to Hari Raya as I expected it to take a lot longer to arrive, being a pre-order item and all.
The lens itself is a nice upgrade over its Manual brother (which I also once had), with much better coatings (much better flare control), AF (makes it actually usable for video and non-astro use now) and weather sealing. The included case is pretty nice as well, as is the solid pre-order freebies.
Downsides are that it's no longer metal-bodied (it's largely plastic now), the hood isn't reversible (makes mounting step-ups for oversized filters a chore) and the focus-by-wire does not have a hard stop at infinity (expected but still disappointing, especially for astro).
But for such a tiny lens (and such a wide FOV), it's still a must get if 12mm is something you personally find appealling - especially considering that it's only other real rival is the Zeiss Touit.