Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens Review

Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS lens is a manual focus wide-angle lens compatible with APS-C format mirrorless digital cameras. ePhotozine has posted the first review for the new Samyang 16mm f/2.0 lens. This lens may also be branded Rokinon, Bower, Walimex, and a with few more names and gets highly recommended.

Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS lens provides an 83.1deg. angle of view which translates into a 35mm format equivalency of 24mm. A fast maximum aperture of f/2.0 is effective in low light shooting and provides shallow depth of field.

Lens also features two aspherical lens elements and one extra-low dispersion element, chromatic aberrations are minimized and sharp, color-accurate images are the result. UMC lens coating facilitates even light transmission and reduces ghosting and flares.


Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens Review

  • For DSLRs with APS-C Sized Image Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0-22
  • 25.6mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
  • One Extra-low Dispersion Element
  • UMC Lens Coating
  • Manual Focus

From ePhotozine conclusion:

“Those looking for wide aperture lenses for the APS-C or smaller format camera need not continue looking at full frame lenses, that generally cost and weigh more now this lens is available. Although some photographers may find manual focusing off putting, spending a little time practising and getting used to how the lens behaves will pay dividends in the long run. This is especially true when considering how little this lens costs for what you get.”

Search Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens at Amazon and Adorama price tag of $449.