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Rokinon16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon F Mount
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Strong construction (4)
  • Consistent output (3)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Night photography (3)
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5.0

Great Lens for Time Lapse

By Eyesinthesky

from Socorro, NM

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Comments about Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon F Mount:

        I used this lens for nighttime time lapse photography. Its wide angle is great without the fisheye distortion. Its fast enough for great exposures at an affordable price. I use it with my Nikon D3300.Example work can be seen here[@]

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        1.0

        customer service

        By dean

        from canada

        Comments about Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon F Mount:

        Bought this lens less than a year ago. The focus ring is malfunctioning. Have emailed and left voice messages at rokinon customer service. No one from rokinon has returned a call or email yet . So far its been 2 days since i first contacted them. Poor service if you ask me.

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        4.0

        Good Value

        By Richard K.

        from Toronto

        Comments about Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon F Mount:

        This is a very sharp lens but you can definitely see the CA and barrel distortion, both of which are correctable with software. Also prone to flare so you need to be aware. But...definitely good value and an f/2.

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        5.0

        Cheap Thrills for Land Lubbers

        By Texas Dave

        from Buda, Tx

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Tough To Attach

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon F Mount:

        I wanted to try more astrophotography shoots but didn't want to spend a fortune for a lens that would do the job. I saw a recommendation for this lens in an article on capturing the milky way. For the price this is a very nice piece of glass and is great for landscape and astrophotography. It has a nice wide aperture and wide angle making it ideal for what i was looking for in a lens. I also really like the fine adjustment of the focus. Most lenses have too sensitive of a focus making it difficult to get sharp crisp night sky pictures. I've taken some incredible pics with my Nikon D5000 and can't wait to try it out on my new D750 i just ordered. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable landscape, cityscape, and astrophotography lens. It does the job and doesn't disappoint.

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        4.0

        Great value!

        By robmac

        from Tasmania, Australia

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        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Tough To Attach

        Best Uses

        • Night Photography

        Comments about Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon F Mount:

        I bought this for 'astro photography' on my Nikon D7K - hoping to capture the Aurora Australis. It is sharp even wide open at f2.0, but I found that the focus markings on the barrel are not accurate. So do some testing first! This is the first non-Nikon lens I have ever bought and while it is definitely not up to Nikon build quality - at this price you can't complain!

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        5.0

        Great for shooting the night sky

        By Troy

        from Napoli, Italy

        Comments about Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon F Mount:

        I purchased this lens specifically to do a night shoot. The lens connected to my Nikon D3200 perfectly. After a few setting adjustments on the camera I was ready to start shooting. The lens came with a lens cap, hood and storage bag. I am very satisfied with the results of my first ever night shoot. Great lens for the money!

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        5.0

        Super fast lens!

        By Mario Trevino Lopez

        from Laredo, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon F Mount:

          Great lens for the value, fabulous bokeh, using mainly for video with Panasonic Lumix G6 and Metabones speedboster adapter.

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          5.0

          This lens is a winner

          By John on the Spot

          from Cleveland, Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction
          • Super Smoot Manual Focus

          Cons

          • No focus confirmation

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Street photography

          Comments about Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon F Mount:

          I use this lens for interior architectural work. Very little distortion and the metering with the Nikon is spot on. Very close focusing for a wide angle, and the corners are reasonably sharp, even @ f 2.0. Great value for the money!

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          5.0

          Fast and affordable

          By profgv

          from Brooklyn NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Nikon F Mount:

            Wide angle lenses are my favorite because it allows great depth of field especially for street photography. The 16mm (24mm with full sensor) and f2 make it ideal for average light and more...The manual focus, which is smooth, takes a bit to get use to but the focus is 3 ft. to infinity..what can go wrong.....Stopping down about 2 stops plus, like most lenses, gives maximum sharpness..

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