Samyang 16mm f2.0 is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) Wideangle Prime
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Samyang 16mm f2.0 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Samyang 16mm f2.0 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Samyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Samyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Fast Aperture
|8 Diaphragm Blades
| Minimum focus distance of 0.2m / 7.9 inch
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Samyang 16mm f2.0 is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
Samyang 16mm f2.0 is also available in Canon EF , Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Nikon F (DX), Four Thirds, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony E and Samsung NX mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Samyang 16mm f2.0 has a maximum diameter of 83mm and total length of 89mm. It weighs 583g / 20.6 oz.
Samyang 16mm f2.0 has a filter thread of 77mm.
Samyang 16mm f2.0 has a fixed focal lenght of 16mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Samyang 16mm f2.0 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Samyang 16mm f2.0 has a max aperture of F2.0 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Samyang 16mm f2.0's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 ED glass element
- 1 aspheric element
- 1 hybrid aspheric element
Samyang 16mm f2.0 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Popular Comparisons of Samyang 16mm f2.0
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