Samyang 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS Lens - Sony E

SamyangSKU: 8809298882617

Mount: Sony
Sale price£349.00

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Samyang 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS Lens - Sony E

  • Hybrid aspherical lenses(H-ASP), Extra low dispersion(ED) for excellent edge-to-edge image quality
  • Ultra multi coating (UMC) for minimal ghosting and flare
  • Floating type design for sharpness throughout the focusing range
  • Glass aspherical lenses(AS)
  • Circular aperture with 8 blades for natural looking defocused areas

Expressive and bright landscape shots.
Thanks to its high depth of field, the SAMYANG 16 / 2.0 lens with an 80 ° angle of view is not only ideal for expressive landscape shots but also as a universal wide-angle and reportage lens. The high light intensity of 1: 2.0 enables safe work even in unfavourable light conditions for optimal recordings with sufficient light reserves. The image angle of 80 ° is easily illuminated by many system flashes. (80 ° corresponds almost to a 24 mm in 35mm format). The smallest shooting distance of 20 cm provides reserves for dynamic close-ups with an expressive background. The focus and aperture settings are done manually.

Elaborate optical construction for excellent image quality.
The very good imaging performance is achieved through a complex optical construction with 13 multi-coated glass lenses. Two of them are sanded aspherically, two more are made of high-index ED glass (extra low dispersion). By using these types of glass, colour and aperture errors are almost perfectly corrected, so that the image quality is outstanding. The multi-coated lenses also prevent reflections, which you will notice in the overall contrast of the image. After all, the colour rendering will be much more brilliant than when using single-coated lenses.

Very high quality workmanship.
The metal frame is very robust and impresses with its elegant appearance. In addition to the high-quality optics, the removable lens hood, which prevents stray light and lens reflections from the side, ensures optimal image results and further design options. The front mount has a filter thread with a diameter of 77 mm.

Use of an APS-C lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor.
Lenses that have been developed for cameras with APS-C sensors can in part (mainly using an adapter) be used on cameras with full-format sensors. However, due to the significantly smaller image circle of APS-C lenses, the edges are shown in black. The usable area of ​​the image photographed with a full-frame camera corresponds to that of a camera with an APS-C sensor. So the pictures have to be cropped in post-processing. The use of APS-C lenses on full-frame cameras is possible, but not recommended.

Model Name

16mm F2.0 ED AS UMC CS

Aperture Range F2.0 ~ 22
Optical Construction


Minimum Focusing Distance 0.2 m (0.66ft)
Filter Size 77mm
Maximum Diameter 83mm
Mount Sony E
Angle of view 83.1˚
Length 115.4mm
Weight 615g

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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