Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

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Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS, CANON EF£349.00Buy Now - You will be directed to UK Digital Website
Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens for SONY E-MOUNT£349.00Buy Now - You will be directed to UK Digital Website

Other mounts available on Special Order

The Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens is a ultra wide-angle manual focus lens designed for CS / cropped sensors APS-C cameras.

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 Samyang 16 mm offers very low distortion characteristics, and professional optical performance and handling. 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.

Available in Canon EF, Fujifilm X, Olympus / Panasonic Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E mount versions

The Samyang 16mm f2 in Nikon AE version can be found here.

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

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ManufacturerSamyang Optics
ModelSamyang 16mm 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 / APS-C sized sensors, or 79.5 ˚ with Canon EOS (1.6x crop factor)
Min focusing distance20 cm
No. of diaphragm blades8
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 mountsCanon EF, Sony E, Fujifilm X, and Micro Four Thirds mount versions.

Whats in the box?

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


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

ePHOTOzine- tested Canon EOS mount version - 09 July 2013