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9.2 out of 10

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

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Reviews and Problems with Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

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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. The lens was unusable for good work.
  • 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. Great to rediscover manual focus.
  • 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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Overall 10
10

A long awaited APS-C wide-angle prime

hoof, B&H Photo
8 October 2013
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Fast, Nice Bokeh, Sharp wide open
  • Cons: Manual focus only
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Overall 10
10

Great Low Light Lens

Video Pro, B&H Photo
18 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens as soon as it became available hoping I could check it off from my my low light, wide angle wish list. I can now say it has fulfilled my expections and is now off that list. It stays sharp throughout the entire viewing area, even at its widest aperture of 2.0. You have to manually set aperture and focus, no problem if you are filming with somewhat constant distance to your subject and under similar ighting conditions.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Build--Small Lens

Amicus Curia "pinbalwyz", Amazon
28 July 2013
  • Summary: For all its size and weight, the primary lens in relatively small though the filter ring is 77mm. It is manual focus only, but the aperture ring has a setting that allows for automatic control with Pentax bodies. The Image Quality is good and I didn't see much 'fish-eye' effect. It has roughly a 90-degree field of view. Because it lacks auto-focus, it might not be ideal for city night shots. It's a little pricey given the lack of that feature.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Тараскин Всеволод, Yandex
30 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Прекрасный широкоугольный мануальный фикс на кроп, прямых аналогов по цене и характеристикам я на рынке не знаю. Качество получаемого изображения меня удовлетворяет больше, чем с имеющихся Nikon 35 1,8G и Nikon 50 1,8G. Отсутствуют какие-либо болезни, присутствующие у объективов сторонних производителей: объектив идеально устанавливается, не люфтит, через него абсолютно корректно работает экспонометр, диафрагма корректно изменяется в режиме "A".
  • Pros: - Широкий угол обзора; - Высокая светосила; - Высокая детализация практически по всему полю кадра (умеренное падение в краях кадра); - Красивое бокэ на открытой диафрагме; - На практике - очень короткая дистанция минимальной фокусировки, можно приближать чуть ли не вплотную к объекту съемки; - Умеренная дисторсия; - Широкое удобное прорезиненное кольцо фокусировки с длинным ходом; - Возможность применять светофильтры (77мм); - В целом крепкий конструктив и высокое кач...
  • Cons: - Подтверждение фокуса, например, на Nikon D3200 весьма условно, точно навестись через видоискатель достаточно проблематично, рекомендуется использовать Live view. Возможно, это недостаток фотоаппарата, а не объектива, за это условно сниму бал в пункте "удобство эксплуатации".
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Yandex
30 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Берёшь в руки - сразу ощущение добротно собранной вещи. Никаких люфтов и прочего.
  • Pros: Светосила Отличная резкость Минимальные дисторсии и ХА Качественная сборка и материалы (корпус-металл) Хорошая комплектация Ну и цена, конечно!
  • Cons: Недостаточный угол на кропе Только на кроп (жалко будет продавать, если перейду на ФФ) Не фиксирует значение диафрагмы в exif
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

milan mička, megapixel.cz
11 April 2014
Overall 10
10

Samyang 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS Sony E

MrWaski, Verkkokauppa
23 February 2014
  • Summary: Ostin Sony Nex-7:ään. Rakenne ensiluokkainen, jykevä, hienosti piirtävä linssi, joskin hieman iso Nex-sarjan kameroihin. Vaikka käsitarkenteinen, Sonyn "focuspeaking"-toiminnolla helppo tarkentaa. Aukolla 5.6 ja sitä pienemmällä ei tarvitse enää lainkaan tarkentaa. Suuremmilla aukoilla etäisyyden säätö pari milliä äärettömän merkistä vasemmalle, niin terävää kuvaa tulee.
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