Sigma and Samyang Fujifilm X Mount Autofocus Lenses Reviews

Since Fujifilm opened its lens protocols to third party manufacturers, lots have happened rather quickly in terms of autofocus lenses for the X system.

So today I decided to dedicate a roundup to the latest X mount autofocus additions to the system, the Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF and the Sigma X mount trinity.

Overall I can say that none can match the very latest releases coming from Fujifilm (with the XF56mmF1.2 getting an overall performance boost in 2022, too).

But it is also true that price matters and the new third party AF lenses definitely offer a fine performance for the price.

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Samyang AF 12mm F2 X ePhotozine Review: Excellent Performance at an Excellent Price!

The brand new Samyang 12mm f/2.0 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X is in stock since a few weeks now.

So how does it perform?

ePhotozine tested the lens and is extremely happy with it. Here are their Pros and Cons:


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


  • Some edge CA
  • No OIS

You can read the full review here.

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Samyang 12mm F2 AF X First Impressions Review

In Europe and other parts of the world, the brand new Samyang 12mm f/2 AF X autofocus lens for Fujifilm X mount is already shipping, and hence the first reviews now start to appear on the web.

As we reported a few days ago, Samyang US customer service told to a FR-reader that his Samyang 12mm f/2 should ship in January, hence it might take a bit longer in North America to ship.

So how does this lens perform?

Well, you can find a first impressions video review by Luca Petralia (as well as a summary) down below.

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Samyang 12mm f/2 AF X First Impressions

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Samyang AF 12mm f/2.0 for Fujifilm X to Ship in January 2022 (in North America)

A FR-reader ordered the new Samyang AF 12mm f/2.0 and wondered when it would finally ship.

So he contacted the Samyang USA customer service and this is the reply he got:

We anticipate this order to be shipping around January 2022.

The lens was announced back in October, so we are looking at a looking at a three months waiting times for those, who pre-ordered it. Sounds like a long waiting, but compared to what is happening in the Fujifilm world, it is actually blazing fast. I mean, we are still waiting for gear to ship that was announced 9 months ago.

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