The new Samyang 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS lens is pitched as an 'affordable' wideangle for mirrorless cameras, though a definite price is yet to be revealed

Designed for cameras with high-resolution sensors, the new Samyang 12mm lens for APS-C comes with an aperture range of f/2-f/22.

Samyang says that technologically this is its ‘most advanced’ lens to date. Its construction comprises 12 elements in 10 groups, including one aspherical lens, one hybrid aspherical lens and three low-dispersion ED lenses.

The 12mm NCS CS lens also features nanocrystal anti-reflective coating, which Samyang says will improve light transmission and contrast.

Also on the features list are a wide 98.9º angle of view and rectilinear image mapping functionality. At 245g in weight and around 51-59mm (depending on mount) in length, the lens is light and compact.

Packaged with the lens are a removable hood and a 67mm filter mount.

The Samyang 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS lens will be available for Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E and micro four thirds. Price and release date are yet to be announced, for more information see Samyang’s website.