Samyang 12mm f2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye lens is a bright, super wide-angle fish-eye lens designed especially for full-frame cameras. This makes it perfect for cameras such as the Canon 5D, Nikon D800, D810, or the Sony A7, A7R, A7s etc. The Samyang 12mm fisheye is a manual lens, with manual focus. It offers a diagonal angle of view of 180 degrees on a full frame (24 x 36mm format) sensor. In terms of the optics, it is one of the most advanced "fisheye” lenses.
With excellent build, and optical construction, it features 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups including three elements made of low dispersion ED glass and two aspherical lens elements ensuring perfect image depth and minimising chromatic aberration.
Samyang 12mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye features the highly effective NCS nanocrystal anti-reflection coating applied together with standard UMC coatings. It provides great focus, high contrast and natural colour reproduction even shooting wide open. The fast f2.8 aperture and high quqlity optics ensure excellent results even in diverse lighting conditions.
The 7 aperture blades are circular helping to create excellent bokeh. The frame of the lens is compact and solid since it is made of high-strength aluminium. The detachable petal-shaped lens hood minimizes flare and ghosting.
Fisheye lenses are popular for special effects use where distortion, exaggerated perspective, or extreme depth of field are desired. The Samyang fisheye lenses are also capable of producing panoramas and 360 virtual tours, including full 360 degree images with use of various third party software, available from other vendors.
The Samyang 12 mm 2.8 fish-eye features a removable lens hood.