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Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
9.3 out of 10

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

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Overall 10
10

For manual focus shooters it is a delight

frantiko, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: An excellent lens, with great image quality. Very sharp at the widest aperture, which is a huge pro, comparing to other wide-angle lenses. The manual focusing brings a lot of challenges to the autofocus accustomed users; it was indeed a challenge to me, especially focusing at infinity; but with a...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Sharpness, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Tough To Attach
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Overall 10
10

One of my favourite lenses!

Jonathan F.V., B&H Photo
30 April 2015
  • Excerpt: What do I have to say... I love that lens! I've had it for about a year now, and it's a great lens. It's very sharp, even at f/2 (the corners get sharper as you stop down, but even at f/2, they're pretty good!), it's well built, it feels nice and solid, the focus ring dampening is really good.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Low Light, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, No autofocus
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Overall 8
8.0

I recently transitioned from a full frame Canon 5D Mark ...

Norman, Amazon
19 March 2015
  • Summary: I recently transitioned from a full frame Canon 5D Mark III to a Micro Four Thirds Panasonic GH4. I wanted a lens that was affordable and equivalent to 35mm on full frame. This lens delivers. I haven't had a chance to test it in a practical settings yet (i.e.
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Overall 8
8.0

When you need that aperture...

WinstonTheOverlyAmbitiousEngineer, B&H Photo
4 February 2015
  • Excerpt: 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.
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Overall 10
10

I use it on a Sony a6000 camera and is pleased with the result

Barney, Amazon
22 January 2015
  • Summary: The lens is very well built. I use it on a Sony a6000 camera and am pleased with the result.
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Overall 10
10

well worth the money

Josh_r, B&H Photo
7 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Shoots very clean and sharp images from corner to corner. A very good buy for the money. Initially, I was not sure about this lens upon recieving it. I couln't seem to get accurate focus regardless of proper manual focus technique. Turns out, my photo review software in the computer was the problem.
  • Pros: Buttery smooth focus ring, Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great lens, worth every penny

pabs, B&H Photo
28 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this on my canon 70d for landscape and night pictures and I am very happy with the purchase of this lens. Landscape pictures come out beautiful but this lens shines when used for night & astrophotography! Well worth the investment!
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Wide-Angle For The Price

Jim the Nightfly, B&H Photo
10 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens for night landscapes and astrophotography in general. The first copy received was gladly replaced by B&H after it was discovered that some optical elements were decentered. The copy had uneven vignetting wide open and it had distortion in one frame corner unlike the others.
  • Pros: Consistent Output
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Overall 8
8.0

Rediscover Manual Focus lens

JiCi, B&H Photo
23 February 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Lens Cap Hard To Put On
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Overall 6
6.0

For the price its great!

Charles Peterson, Amazon
16 January 2014
  • Summary: I wish this lens was a little sharper but for the price it does the job. Even in video mode it doesn't seem as sharp as if you got a Canon lens.
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