Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

Last Updated (19 July’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Ephotozine

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS is a manual focus, wide-angle lens that designed for Nikon, Canon EF and EF-M, Fujifilm X, Olympus / Panasonic Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds, Pentax K, Samsung NX, or Sony A and E mount versions. It offers 16 mm focal length that equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm format. The lens construction consists of 13 elements in 11 groups, 2 aspherical lenses, 1 Extra-low Dispersion Element with Aperture Range: f/2.0-22 includes UMC Lens Coating. It measure (Diameter x Length) 3.39 x 3.42-inch (86 x 86.9 mm) and weight 1.26 lb (571 g).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS and writes;
“At f/2, sharpness in the centre of the frame is already excellent, with good clarity being achieved towards the edges of the frame at this aperture. Stopping down the aperture improves sharpness across the frame, with clarity in the centre of the frame peaking with outstanding levels at f/4 and clarity approaching excellent levels towards the edges of the frame at f/8.”
Rating: ★★★★½

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Features

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Features

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS provides an 83.1° angle of view and has focal length of 16mm that equivalent to 24mm in 35mm Format. It offers fast maximum aperture of f/2.0 which is effective in low light shooting and provides shallow depth of field. The lens construction consists of 13 elements in 11 groups, with 2 aspherical lenses, 1 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) element and one hybrid aspherical includes Samyangs UMC Ultra Multi coating which ensures superb transmission of light, and minimises flare and ghosting.

The Samyang 16mm features a wide, ribbed manual focus ring which is smooth and well-damped. It makes the lens is suitable for professional videographer with DSLR where manual focus is preferred.


See also: Lens Reviews | Samyang Lenses





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