The 16mm T2.2 VDSLR ED AS UMC CS II is just one in Samyang's line of affordably priced manual focus lenses for SLRs and mirorless cameras. As part of the VDSLR series it features a geared design that can be used with a focus pulling system. It covers a very wide field of view, and opens up all the way to t/2.2 for low-light photography and videography. It's a good choice for APS-C SLR owners, and occupies a fairly unique place in the market—none of the major SLR systems offer a comparable autofocus lens for cropped cameras.
Its optics comprise of 13 elements arranged in 11 groups, including an ED lens element, aspherical element and hybrid-aspherical lens element. Like all other Samyang models, all lens elements are covered with anti-reflection UMC coatings to ensure good light transmission. In the video version the indexes are arranged in parallel with optical axis of the lens to facilitate reading on the focus and aperture scale.
|Lens type||wide angle|
|Focal length||16 mm|
|Mount type||Canon EF|
|Elements/groups||13 / 11|
|Dimensions (D x L)||83 x 89 mm|
|Min. focusing distance||0.2 m|
|Filter diameter||77 mm|