Samyang 12mm F2 NCS CS E-mount lens review by Miranda F
|Miranda F#44540 date: Jun-30-2020|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 10-20mm f4.5-5.6|
Sony 30mm and 50mm macro lenses
Lots of primes from 28mm upwards.
fast aperture f2.
does almost everything well
Nice handling and controls
|negative:||Filter size is a bit large at 67mm|
My copy is a little soft down the rhs at full aperture and infinity focus.
Some CA and PF visible under 100% crops at full aperture.
No AF, so don't forget to focus!
|comment:||What a brilliant lens! Pretty compact - the 67mm filter thread makes it a bit wider than necessary at the end but otherwise its fairly dinky.|
Fast aperture makes it an excellent choice for caves and interiors.
Does a good job with wide-angle macro, and the f2 aperture allows you to push the background out of focus.
On APS-C is a pretty good FL for single-shot panoramas, wide views, and sky scenes. F2 is good for astro and very little coma. softness on rhs isn't usually a problem but when using it in portrait orientation I turn the camera clockwise.