Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS - NIKON AE

New Samyang 16mm AE f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS is a ultra wide-angle manual focus lens designed for Nikon DX digital cameras. This is the Nikon AE version of the Samyang 16mm features an electronic circuit which allows for full control of exposure parameters accessible from the Nikon camera, including i-TTL flash communication and EXIF data.

The Samyang 16mm is a rectilinear lens, offering superb image quality and low distortion. It is perfectly suited to cropped sensor cameras for landscape and general photography requiring a high quality wide angle lens. The large f2 aperture allows for low light photography.

Optical construction is 13 elements in 11 groups, with 2 aspherical lenses, 1 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) element and one hybrid aspherical and feature Samyangs UMC Ultra Multi coating coating which ensures superb transmission of light, and minimises flare and ghosting. The elements are housed in a solid body weighing from approx 570g, dependant on mount.

Suitable for both for professional and amateur photographers the 16mm is equivalent to 24mm equivalent on APS-C sized sensors, 25.6mm on Canon EOS (1.6x crop factor), and 32mm on Olympus and Panasonic MFT sensor system cameras.

The new Samyang 16mm lens accepts 77mm filters to attach ND, polarisers or any filter with a 77mm filter thread and features a detachable petal lens hood

The Samyang 16mm features a wide, ribbed manual focus ring which is smooth and well-damped. This provides a positive manual focus, particularly suitable for more professional videoing / filming with DSLR’s where manual focus is preferred, enabling focussing pulling whilst video recording.

The lens is supplied with front and rear lens caps, petal shaped lens hood, and soft lens case.

The Samyang 16mm f2 for other mounts can be found here.

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS - NIKON AE


ManufacturerSamyang Optics
ModelSamyang 16mm AE f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
Lens typeultra-wide angle for cropped sensors
Focal length16 mm
Maximum aperturef2.0
Min aperturef/22
Angle of view83.1 degrees Nikon DX sensors
Min focusing distance20 cm
No. of diaphragm bladesTBC
Focus typeMF (Manual Focus only)
Lens construction13 elements in 11 groups, 2 aspherical lenses, 1 Extra-low Dispersion Element
Dimensions89.7 x 86 mm
Weightapprox 574 - 615g dependant on mount
Filter Size:77mm
Available mountsNikon F mount

Whats in the box?

Samyang Front and rear lens caps, lens hood, soft lens bag.


Samyang 16mm AE f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Aspherical lens test / reviews