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Samyang 12mm F2.0 for APS-C

The ultra widea angle Samyang 12mm F2.0 lens is available for various mirrorles cameras, that is Canon M, Fuji X, Sony E (18mm FF equivalent) and Micro 43 mounts (24mm FF equivalent). It is available under various brand names, Samyang, Rokinon and Walimex Pro being the most popular ones.

Sony 18-135 F3.5-5.6 (SEL18135)

Sony 18-135 travel zoom is the newest addition to Sony's APS-C E mount lineup, coming about 2 years after the last one. This gap really indicated that Sony does not put much attention on their APS-C lenses, so who knows, it might also be the last one. It is known as the lens nobody really asked for, being a 9th lens to cover the normal zoom range (SEL1855, SELP1650, SEL1670Z, SELP18105, SELP18200, SEL18200, SEL18200LE and the Tamron 18-200) and the 5th travel zoom. Given that there is only one wide angle zoom available and really no telephotos (SEL55210 with F6.3 at the long end is more of a snapper) it is really a strange decision on Sony's part. But given the fact the lens is there, is it worth buying and how does it compare to the Sony lineup or the competition?