Samyang 16mm F2.0 ED AS UMC CS A-mount lens review by Chrisblobster

reviewer#44041 date: Mar-28-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 20mm AF f/2.8
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
price paid:NZ$360 brand new
positive:Great colours & sharpness, low distortion, bright wide aperture, sharp corners even at f/2, flare resistance very good. Pairs nicely on my A57 and built well.
negative:Lens hood not very secure when attached. Big 77mm filter thread.
comment:A fantastic little APS-C wide angle lens bought under Rokinon brand name. Highly recommended for anyone wanting crop sensor astro or landscape shots.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.75
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.75
  • overall: 4.55 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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