Sony Ultra Wide Angle Lens — Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 Sony E Mount Review

Quick review of the Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 ultra wide angle lens for Sony cameras. Check out Rokinon 12mm on Amazon here: ***** Check out out “Best Budget Lenses” video series here:

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1. LENS — Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Ultra Wide Angle Lens Sony E-Mount

* Note * This lens is also available with mounts for Canon M Mirrorless, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

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2. CAMERA — Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera

3. Zhiyun Crane V2 3 Axis Brushless Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (used for the smooth shoots with Christmas lights)


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About This Video:
In this video Sean Cannell from Think Media reviews a sony ultra wide lens by rokinon aka samyang. This video covers the rokinon 12mm f/2.0 lens for sony a6500 ultra wide videos and photos. In this episode, you’ll see a rokinon 12mm f/2.0 video test as well as photo tests. Note: The samyang 12mm f2 sony is basically the same lens so in this video you are essentially seeing a samyang 12mm f2 video test. This is a great low light sony lens and watch the whole video for a sony a6500 low light video example!


Oscar Escobar says:

Great video keep up that killer content

Jurgen Lasa says:

the colors are bad 🙁

Matt Mitchell says:

I had to stop watching after you lost any credibility saying f point 2 multiple times.

Myrxandra Masigan says:

I like your videos..pleasw let me win on your give away camera because i want to be youtuber like u!!pleaseeee im from philippines in tugiegarao city pleaseeee0

UlTrApLeX says:

Am sorry but the background looks poor on the rokinon, washed out and loss of colour.

John Ding says:

Startling; now 7 buyers by 3 hour-s

AdamIvy says:

You have to check out the new Sigma 16mm 1.4 man! It’s unbelievable. I just ordered one this past weekend.

Hella Herbivore says:

Hey I’ve been working hard on my new YouTube channel and this lens was next on my list to buy!! Thanks for the review.  I just picked up the sony 50 mm 1.8 for my channel and love it!!

Luck says:

Wide an good but the lighting isnt my fav but does produce sick cinematic shots tight af.

MINA says:

I joined your Holiday Giveaway!

Hamid H says:

Why buy a wide lens when my eyes are the wisest of all lenses

Darko Donny says:

Is this a good lens for astrophotography ?

Salvador Ochoa says:

Hello Sean. Recently I got acces to the masterclass video that you gave away and I looooved the information you shared in it.
It made me think that instead of just creating interesting content in Youtube (only 2 dlls per 1000 views) I should also make poduct reviews in the videos. BUT I HAVE A QUESTION.

How do I set up with the brands so they send me products to review? (motorcycle accesories international brands)
And will that idea work if I live in Mexico City?

I mean. There are’nt many product review videos in spanish so I’m sure that it should be attractive for brands to also have reviews of their products for the Spanish market.
Now, I’m just starting to build the channel and have no sbscriptions (even videos) yet. Do you think that will work?
Thank you.
If you know it will work I would gladly enroll for your payed teachings.
Salvador Ochoa

Hey, did I win that SL2? I want it in white ; )

Dr. Phil Carracher says:

Underexposed at F.2 in your house. Looks super in low light. Ethel M cactus garden?

Captain Savage Aquatics says:

Great video! I found it very informative!

Dustin Vang says:

Super like!, I wonder how necessary the focus adjusting is needed

tornoofo17 says:

Very well presented. I think I’m sold.

George Papamichail says:

you forgot to mention one of its strongest points: astrophotography

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Sleeping Elephant says:

I have a a6300 & a6500. I just bought it.. Thanks for the review. It came with a 20% discount for amzn prime members.

ZS 11 says:


uzma anwar says:

Hey sean. Who is the winner of the giveaway

James Tristan Ruiz says:

Out of the topic question sir, what canon camera do you think is best for food blogging here in youtube? Thanks I do close up video of foods in. Buffet

Xe non says:

i like ur knowledge about different camera and lens

Life Like Zoe says:

I LOVE my Canon, but I have definitely seen so videos that make me curious about Sony and the options available for Sony cameras.

Toby Horn says:

This is one of my favorite Lenses!

Ileana Harvey says:

I really hope you see this comment bc I need help . So my youtube videos are coming out blurry . I have my camera set up at 1920×1080 . I edit my video on imovie . What am i doing wrong and why is my video blurry . I have a canon t6 rebel

Sean Coy Homes says:

Hi Sean, Do you have a video on how high or low you should have your camera setup when doing videos? Just wondering if I should be at eye level or higher or lower? Thanks in advance!

Bryn EG says:

Could someone help me with a lense similar to this, but for Canon?

Dylan Geibel says:

Great content keep it up love your videos

Uma Sekar says:


Fiano Anthonio says:

Cool. I have this lens as well. But have been debating to sell it or not in order to buy the sigma 16mm f/1.4 🙁

ClassicCultCollectibles says:

Thanks for the advice Sean! We are launching our channel ClassicCultCollectibles in January and we purchased the SL2.

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