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Samyang 12mm F/2 Auto Focus
Jul 20, 2021 07:03:14   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Samyang has introduced a 12mm F/2 Auto Focus lens for $399. I saw a review last night, and it seems like a good lens for the money. There are better lenses available for twice the price, but they're not necessarily twice as good. I know they make it for the Sony E-mount, but I don't know what other mounts are available. I don't need more lenses for my Sony a6000, so I don't plan to buy one.

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Jul 20, 2021 09:05:55   #
Ednsb Loc: Santa Barbara
 
It’s a crop lens?

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Jul 20, 2021 09:35:21   #
Morry Loc: Palm Springs, CA
 
My understanding of the previous version of this lens (with manual focus) is that when set at f8 (I think its this f stop) everything from approximately an arms length away to infinity is in focus.
If this is correct . . . one would (arguably) hardly need auto focus!

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Jul 20, 2021 13:59:40   #
henryp Loc: New York, NY
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Samyang has introduced a 12mm F/2 Auto Focus lens for $399. I saw a review last night, and it seems like a good lens for the money. There are better lenses available for twice the price, but they're not necessarily twice as good. I know they make it for the Sony E-mount, but I don't know what other mounts are available.

As far as I know, this is the only auto-focus model:
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF Compact Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Sony E-Mount
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1635649-REG/samyang_syio12af_e_12mm_f_2_0_af_compact.html

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Jul 23, 2021 01:24:04   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
The manual focus version of this lens is an even better buy at $259. Both the AF and manual versions are APS-C lenses.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1080321-REG/samyang_sy12m_e_bk_12mm_f2_0_ultra_wide.html

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