Please take note this this lens is 100%-fully-manual-operated lens. So if you are looking for a lens that has fast auto focus and optical image stabilizer features, go somewhere else. If you don’t have any patient during photography, just go to the camera shop nearby and bought yourself a fancy-luxurious lens that can serve your needs.
Another plus feature that I would like to add is that this lens can take any filter size 67mm. So you can enjoy an option to use any type of filter that you like.
Since this is a manual-3rd party lens, your Fujifilm camera won’t recognize it - thus it won’t record any aperture reading on your image. Once you put this lens on the camera, you’ll need to go to the Camera Menu #3 and select “Shoot without lens” option. The default setting is OFF and you’ll need to change it to ON. If you don’t do this, you will not be able to shoot anything with this lens attached.
I’ve been experiencing this “issue” before and I’ve been scratching my head thinking how to make this lens works - until I’m thinking that probably I’m getting a faulty one. Then I text my friend (he has been using a Samyang lens for quite a while) and he guide me on how to change the settings that I’ve mentioned above. After that, it works like charm.
As for the manual focus, normally I just leave it to infinity (works for me on f8 aperture).
Just to let you know that this lens - Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Lens - is design only for the mirrorless camera such as Fujifilm, Sony NEX mount and Micro Four Third Mount. If your camera body is not in the list, you may try some other Samyang lenses. I heard that most of their lenses perform very well too.
As for myself, I believe I’ve found what I need for my shooting needs and this lens is my very best companion for now. Below is the result from this lens.