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Samyang 12mm F2 AF for Fujifilm X Mount Officially Announced – First Hands-On Reviews


Samyang has just launched their first autofocus lens for Fujifilm X mount, the Samyang AF 12mm f/2 X.

Key features:

  • Wide-angle captures depth and color with Fujifilm X-Series cameras
  • Excellent resolution in all areas of the Image
  • Outstanding usability with lighter weight & compact size

Down below you’ll find the product description, some charts, the compatibility list and the link to the Samyang 12mm f/2 product page.

Also, you’ll find a first hands-on review and sample images.

The feature set and overall performance of the Samyang 12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle lens for APS-C Fuji X mount cameras are unmatched by any in its class.

At 7.51oz in weight, 2.33” in length, this compact, rugged, yet lightweight autofocusing lens offers the best combination of value and performance than ever before. What’s more, it provides a rectilinear 99.1°angle of view, and with the added protection of weather sealing, and a Rear Protector Glass, it allows for lots more versatility.

Utilizing the newest Linear Stepping Motor technology, the Samyang 12mm F2.0 AF lens combines a more compact design with improved auto-focus performance. By requiring the movement of only a single focusing group, it delivers especially fast, quiet, and precise focusing, whether shooting stills or videos. The design also allows for close focusing to 7.48” with no change in length or front element rotation.

With a bright F2.0 aperture, faster shutter speeds can be achieved for superior astrophotography and low light results. Furthermore, the F2.0 aperture can help create an impressive sense of depth to your daytime images by effectively separating the subject from a pleasing, de-focused background.

The optical construction is comprised of twelve elements in ten groups with a new and further advanced version of Ultra Multi Coating (UMC). Besides controlling flare and ghosting, this improved UMC maximizes light transmission, contrast and color accuracy. Thanks to five specialized lens elements (1 Aspherical, 3 Extra-low Dispersion, and 1 Hybrid-Aspherical) aberrations and distortion are minimized to produce sharp, thoroughly corrected imagery.

The Samyang 12mm F2.0 AF incorporates a new elegant look with a matte black finish and comfortable micro pattern rubber focusing ring over a durable all-metal housing. And, with its dramatically wide angle of view, this Samyang exciting and attractively priced high-performance model is the lens of choice for landscape, night sky, architecture and interior shooting.

The Samyang 12mm F2.0 AF Lens for Fuji X mount comes packed with a removable petal-shaped hood, lens caps, and a custom fitted case.

The Samyang AF 12mm F2 FX is optimized for Fujifilm cameras featuring the X-Trans sensor, in order to provide stable AF performance. You can check the ‘Camera Compatibility List’ below.

Additional compatible camera models may be added in the future through firmware updates.

  • Compatible Models: X-H1 / X-S10 / X-PRO 1 / X-PRO 2 / X-PRO 3 / X-E1 / X-E2 / X-E2s / X-E3 / X-E4 / X-T1 / X-T2 / X-T3 / X-T4 / X-T10 / X-T20 / X-T30
  • Not Compatible Models: X-A1 / X-A2 / X-A3 / X-A4 / X-A5 / X-A7 / X-A10 / X-T100 / X-T200

Specs below – User ManualProduct PageProduct Page

Model name AF 12mm F2.0 X
Aperture range F2.0 ~ 22
Lens optical construction 12 Elements in 10 groups
Special lens 1 ASP, 1 Hybrid ASP, 3 ED
Coating UMC
Minimum focusing distance 7.48″ (190mm)
Maximum magnification ratio 0.09x
Filter size 62mm
Number of blades 7
Mount Fuji X
Angle of view APS-C 99.1
Maximum diameter Φ2.75″ (70mm)
Length 2.33″ (59.2mm)
Weight 7.5oz (213g)
Weather Sealed Yes
AF Motor Linear STM