SAMYANG Launches its First AutoFocus Lens for Fuji X-Mount: AF 12mm F2 X

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SAMYANG Launches its First AutoFocus Lens for Fuji X-Mount : AF 12mm F2 X

October 26, 2021, Seoul, South Korea: Samyang Optics (CEO Hwang Choong-hyun), a global optical brand, announces its first autofocus lens for Fuji X-mount: The AF 12mm F2 X, designed for Fujifilm X-mount cameras. This new autofocus prime lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18mm.

Samyang Optics’ wide-angle captures depth and color with Fujifilm cameras
Fujifilm, which entered the camera market in 1948, is a brand that has been consistently loved by camera enthusiasts over a long period of time. Now, Fuji X mirrorless digital camera users can capture images with a vast depth of field and wide-angle of view with Samyang Optics’ new autofocus prime lens. Samyang’s first AF lens for Fuji X-mount mirrorless cameras (with APS-C sensors) is a fantastic choice for users who take intricate landscapes as well as daily snapshots. By providing high resolution in all areas of the image, it delivers outstanding image quality, not only in wide, outdoor landscapes, but also indoors. The bright F2.0 maximum aperture delivers sharp results, even in low-light conditions. The optical system uses 5 special lens elements (1 H-ASP, 1 ASP, 3 ED) among the total of 12 elements in 10 groups and provides sharp results, even at the maximum aperture. Optical aberration is effectively corrected by using three extra-low-dispersion lenses (ED) and two high-refractive lenses (H-ASP and ASP). A special 14-layer coating is used, which effectively suppresses backlight and is assisted by the included lens hood.

This is a compact and lightweight lens, ideally suited to the small and light Fujifilm X series cameras, it works extremely well when combined with a gimbal. The matte finish and the new red-ring design give it a modern feel, whilst the micro-patterned rubber focus ring makes it easy to handle. Minimum focus distance is just 20cm. It is equipped with fast and quiet AF performance and the lens is effectively protected with weather sealing and rear protective glass, so you can get great results in any situation.

AF 12mm F2 X Key Features: Capture natural colors and a wider angle of view with Fujifilm cameras
The Samyang MF 12mm F2.0 is Samyang’s best-selling manual-focus lens. The new AF 12mm F2 X is a lens built with Samyang’s advanced AF technology, convenient functions and a new design that is optimized for shooting magnificent landscapes that go beyond the normal viewing angle. Used with the Fujifilm X Series mirrorless cameras, the Samyang AF 12mm F2 X provides a 99.1° ultra-wide field of view. FUJI X Series camera users can now shoot wider landscapes, harmoniously blending the surrounding background.

Excellent resolution in all areas of the image
The AF 12mm F2 X delivers outstanding image quality, so you can capture that starry night in much clearer detail. Incorporating 5 special elements (1 H-ASP, 1 ASP, and 3 ED) plus Ultra Multi-Coating, it achieves exceptional resolution image quality from the center to the edges of the frame, even wide-open at its F2.0 maximum aperture. With the advanced optical design, the Minimum Focusing Distance is only 20cm, so you can easily capture close-ups and indoor images, with reduced backlight haze.

Compact size & lightweight with new design for Fujifilm X-Series cameras
The AF 12mm F2 X lens has a length of 59.2mm (2.3in) and a weighs just 212g (7.5oz). The matte finish and the subtle red ring (dependent on viewing angle) give it a modern feel. Usability has been enhanced by considering not only the design but also the users’ shooting environment. There is a micro-patterned rubber focus ring, so it feels good to operate and there is also weather sealing and rear protective glass to protect the lens from light rain, snow, and dust.

Bright F2.0 aperture creates impressive background blur and bokeh
The AF 12mm F2 X lens uses a large-diameter aperture to provide smooth background blur. It effectively separates the subject and the background using a shallow depth of field to capture a unique image of an ultra-wide-angle in which the background is compressed. The 7-blades produce smooth and natural bokeh with light splitting.

Short M.O.D (0.20m)
The minimum focal length is 20cm, which is very short, so it can be used to capture much more, in a variety of ways. It makes it easier to take portraits with exaggerated perspective, food on tables, and indoor shots in narrow spaces.

Fast and quiet AF performance
The AF 12mm F2 X tracks the subject accurately and quickly, whilst the AF operates quietly and smoothly in video recording mode. Samyang’s Linear STM (Stepping Motor) satisfies both photographers and videographers with quieter and more accurate control of the larger and heavier focusing lens groups. In particular, it is advantageous for video shooting as this lens is suitable for use on a gimbal, in combination with the small and light Fujifilm X series cameras.

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

※ Please note that the list may change through the firmware updates.

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