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Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon

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Product Highlights

  • Nikon F Mount Lens
  • For DSLRs with APS-C Sized Image Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0-22
  • 24mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
  • One Extra-low Dispersion Element
  • UMC Lens Coating
  • Manual Focus
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The 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon from Samyang is a manual focus, wide-angle lens compatible with APS-C format (DX) DSLR digital cameras. It provides an 83.1° angle of view which translates into a 35mm format equivalency of 24mm. Its fast maximum aperture of f/2.0 is effective in low light shooting and provides shallow depth of field. With 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 flare.

Wide angle focal length equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm format
Fast f/2.0 maximum aperture for effective low light shooting and shallow depth of field
Aspherical and Extra-low Dispersion lens elements reduce aberrations
UMC lens coating allows even light transmission and minimizes ghosting and flare
Performance
Focal Length 16mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
Angle of View 83.1°
Tilt/Shift None
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20 cm)
Elements/Groups 13/11
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
Physical
Filter Thread Front:77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.39 x 3.42" (86 x 86.9 mm)
Weight 1.26 lb (571 g)
Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Hood
  • Pouch
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    Samyang16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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        4.0

        When you need that aperture...

        By WinstonTheOverlyAmbitiousEngineer

        from New Jersey

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            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon:

            Took this lens out to the middle of the Mojave and it worked great. Unfortunately the moon was out so we couldn't see the milky way, but it still captured a great star field. Much better than if I'd bought the 14mm f/2.8. The aperture is what really makes this lens shine, since it's awkwardly close to 18mm which any APS-C shooter already has.

            Decent construction, mine didn't have much difficulty mounting to the body (sometimes samyangs or rokinons exhibit a "grinding" feel). The lens hood feels a tad flimsy, just because it's fitting on such a large diameter lens. Focus marks are pretty accurate, though still takes time to dial in at night because the DOF is so shallow.

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            4.0

            Rediscover Manual Focus lens

            By JiCi

            from Montreal, QC

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Lens Cap Hard To Put On

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon:

            Great product overall. The only option on APS-C to a Nikon 24 1.4 on FF. Close focus create nice blurred background in a wide composition. Focus ring precise and smooth. Overall construction is solid. Only lens cap need to be replace since it is hard to put on, and impossible with gloves. Great to rediscover manual focus.

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            5.0

            A long awaited APS-C wide-angle prime

            By hoof

            from Kenmore, WA

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            Pros

            • Fast
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Sharp wide open

            Cons

            • Manual focus only

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon:

            There has been a lot of talk about a lack of wide-angle (16-18mm) primes for APS-C. It seems all the wide-angle lenses for APS are zooms, and most are F/3.5 or slower.

            This is my fourth Samyang lens. Samyang produces lenses that have exceptional optics (if you can get a good copy), but are much cheaper than the big name-brands, albeit with manual focus only.

            However, this lens is unique. Nobody else makes wide angle primes for APS.

            What really surprised me were the optics wide open. At F/2, there is almost no chromatic aberration (other than easily corrected lateral CA that all wide-angles seem to have). All my other fast glass (F/2 or faster) have lots of longitudinal chromatic aberration that degrades the view, especially in the out-of-focus areas. This lens is almost completely free of this aberration.

            There are few lenses I have used that are F/2 and faster where F/2 is almost as good as F/5.6. This is one of them. The edges aren't perfect at F/2, but the next fastest 16mm lens is the Tokina 11-16mm, after that, they're all F/3.5 or slower. I used to own the Tokina 11-16mm, and it had significant field curvature at 16mm that this lens lacks. Optically, this lens is better at F/2 than the Tokina was at F/4.

            Great lens, but a specialized item. One of the best F/2 or faster lenses I've used. For those who care about full-frame equivalency, this will yield photos similar to a 24mm F/2.8 on full-frame.

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