SAMYANG 16 mm F2.0 – APS-C wide angle lens

My newist video about he Samyang 16 mm F2.0 – a manual wide angle lens specially for APS-C-sensors… published now! Introducing with only some words: after enjoying the Samyang 10 mm F2.8, a weakly competetive 16-mm-lens would have been a disappointment. – However, it is not! See the main video + see the additional video (with more informations and detailed comparisons to show the lenses abilities comparing to the aperture used). – Find more details about the Samyang 16 mm F2.0 and my use of in-camera adjustments in my additional article.

Samyang 16 mm F2.0 – a great wide angle lens for APS-C !


The Samyang 16 mm F2.0 is a very modest lens that does not cause sensation. You need another sense of good or bad to find it’s inner worth!

This are the two characteristics that stand out mostly: • best lens coating provides high contrast and lowest ghosting • including aspherical lenses, this optical tool  offers very low distortion.

Using the Samyang 16 mm F2.0, you will not acquire a good reputation. With a fixed focus you do not enjoy the comfort of modern zoom lenses. You are – so to say – out of date. Using a manual lens on a modern body, you are by far out of date. In spite of such a sacrifice, using a big and heavy lens of 570 up to maybe 615 g (depending on your camera system) for nothing but a full frame aquivalent of 24 or 25.6 mm, maybe 30 or 32 mm (four thirds), might bring you into disrepute to be a little bit crazy.


You, however, will be the one who knows the secret of this lens: greatest ability of an optical wide angle tool at an acceptable price. Outstanding quality specially for best results on APS-C-sonsors. Your price is to manage photographing without modern comfort. – A price you should be willing to give, if you do not need the comfort of controlling exposing easily via the camera body and if you do not need the comfort of autofocus and if you do not need the convenience of zoom lenses, when using such a strong wide angle lens of aquivalently around 24 mm.

Watch my video about the Samyang 16 mm F2.0 to see examples of use and to see the offered quality .

Read about the Samyang 10 mm F2.8 as well.

If you want to have technical information directly from Samyang, so let me give you the shortest way to reach Samyang in the web: 5 letters PLUS the most common domain ending can easily be learned and easily be remembered: SamYangOPTics-dot-com.

Samyang 10 mm F2.8 – english review

My video review for Samyang 10 mm F2.8 now with an english spoken comment!

+ additional video with new comparisons concerning vignetting and sharpness.


I did prepare an english version of my video review about the Samyang 10 mm F2.8. Furterhmore there is now an additional video of under 4 minutes. You should be able to evaluate by your own. The Samyang 10 mm F2.8 is an ultra wideangle lens, specially for APS-C-cameras. It is a class at it’s own.

The pictures I show, are mostly the same as in the german version of that video. However, you can really find a little bonus of picture and information. So you can learn a little more about this lens or about APS-C-sensors than I offer in the german version.

The Samyang 10 mm F2.8 is a lens only for APS-C-sensored cameras that does not offer common comfort, but extraordinary quality at an ultrawide angle.

See my video on Youtube!

It is really worthwhile to have a look on the Samyang 10 mm F2.8, if you are looking for an ultrawide angle lens for your APS-C-camera. The lens is fully manually – but the only prime lens with such a focal length. So if you are at odds with the zoom lenses you can find servering the ultra wide angle, because of bluring corners, strong distortion or extrem cromatic aberation… Here you are! This might be your next lens!

– My video includes many different pictures to show the abilities of the Samyang 10 mm F2.8, an ultra wide angle lens for APS-C only. –

I myself was uncertain, when I heard of that lens. Some videos and a website helped me… not to trust in the lens, but to dare to buy it. That, however, is the reason, why I want to show different pictures to make the ability visible for everyone who is interested in buying an ultra wide angle lens for his APS-C-camera – and everyone who is in doubt with the Samyang 10 mm F2.8: You don’t need to hear or to read hymns of praise! You need to see different results to weigh up by yourself, if this lens might be the right lens for you.

While I’m not able to embed pictures of adequate size into this template, I think it is the most easy way to present you a video review and a short additional video via Youtube to show you the ability of this unusual lens. The pictures included, are set on 1.920 x 1.080 pixel – you need to know for many 100-%-cutouts, I present.

For detailed technical information, specially about this lens and with a clear chart, go to the web site of Samyang.

I hope you enjoy 🙂