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Full frame sensor coverage with extreme ultra-wide 180 degrees angle of view on full frame cameras Nano Crystal Coating System (NCS) + Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) Maximizes Transmission and Reduces Internal Reflections Constructed of 12 glass elements in 8 groups with aperture range of f2.8 - f22 Includes removable petal shaped lens hoodc lens capsc lens pouchc instruction manual and 1 year Rokinon warranty Minimum focusing distance of only 7.9 inchesExtra Description
Style: Nikon The new Samyang 12mm F2.8 Fisheye Lens for Full Frame Cameras now makes it affordable to realize dramatic 180 Degree views with exceptional optical performance and Full Frame sensor coverage. Photographers can now appreciate high image quality with quietc silky smooth and complete focusing control. The extreme ultra-wide perspective image created with this lens fills the entire frame which can be especially useful for architecture and landscape work. Produce panoramasc 360 Degree virtual tours or images where distortionc exaggerated perspectivec and extreme depth of field are desired. The optical design includes three Extra-Low Dispersion elements and two A spherical elements to control coma and chromatic aberrations while its advanced combination of Nano Coating plus Ultra Multi Coating reduces flare and ghosting to assure high image quality in all lighting conditions. The minimum focus distance is 7.9 and a removable petal-shaped lens hood and soft lens pouch are included. The Canonc Pentaxc Sony Alpha and Sony E mount versions have manual aperture controlc but the Nikon mount features an AE chip enabling focus confirmation with fine tuningc the exposure to be control from the camera in Auto P/A/S and M modes and provides EXIF data.
A 12mm Fisheye produces a very specific look. If you like the lookc you will like this lens. Ill leave it to others to discuss its technical meritsc but for me it has produced very nice images. I tried the Canon 8-15 f4L lens for $1350 but found I was usually shooting in the 12-15mm range because the look is very gimmicky at super-wide 8mm. So I returned the Canon and got this for around 1/3 the price. Im very happy with it. Ive not engaged in comparison testingc but Im as pleased with the images I get from the Samyang as the ones I got using the Canon lens around 12mm. Its a manual focus lensc but focus is not really a problem. I mostly leave it focused at about 3 feet on the range scale and shoot away. At f5.6 most everything in the frame is in focus and at f8 and above you will have sharp focus from your feet to at least 60 feet out. Ive had success shooting street with it by hanging the camera around my neck and firing the shutter with my thumb from my waist while walking around. Nobody knows Im shooting them as they do when I haul that big DSLR up to my eye. If you do thisc everything in front of you will be in the shot and in focusc so you can pretty well compose the shot without looking through the camera. (Wellc youll likely need to crop the edges.) I like the look of the images I get with this lens on my full frame Canon 5DIIc but I did not care for the look I get with the crop-sensor Canon 7Dc where the lens behaves like a 19mm. There is nothing wrong with the image qualityc its just a matter of taste. This lens is not cheap by any means. At least it seems well made. If you like the fisheye lookc this is a good way to get it at a not too exorbitant price.