Budget lens maker Samyang just announced their latest addition to their VDSLR range – the Samyang 16mm T2.6 full-frame lens. Those of you in the US are probably more familiar with the Rokinon DS naming convention, but for all intents and purposes – same company, same lenses. The new Samyang VDSLR 16mm T2.6 ED AS UMC is a wide angle cine lens designed for DSLR or mirrorless cameras employing the 35mm full frame sensor size.
Inheriting the renowned image quality of Samyang’s wide-angle lenses, the 16mm angle of view is commonly used by directors of photography around the globe for its versatile usage for wide-angled emotional scenes in film and videos. 16mm is not as aggressively wide as theit 14mm T3.1 for example, and is also slightly faster – with a T2.6 maximum aperture, that is sure to help out in light starved scenes.
Samyang 16mm T2.6 Features
- 106.91 Degrees Wide Angle
- Covers 35mm full-frame sensors
- Compatible with Sony A7R II, Canon 1DX Mark II, Sony a9 etc.
- Ultra Multi Coating of Samyang Optics
- Circular Aperture with 9 blades
- Built-in follow focus and aperture gear rings for Follow Focus/motors
- Aspherical lens
- De-clicked aperture/Smoot focus
The latest Samyang lens uses 14 glass elements in 11 groups are used to create the utmost cinematic creative. 2 glass aspherical lenses, 2 extra-low distortion lenses and 2 high refractive lenses are used to effectively create the flow of the light and to minimize the colour aberrations and distortion.
Specifically, the Samyang 16mm T2.6 is a cine lens optimally designed for professional follow focus systems, thanks to the quiet and smooth de-clicked focus and aperture gear rings. Also, the distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience when filming.
The 16mm T2.6 Samyang lens is available with the following popular camera mounts: Canon EOS EF, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony A mount, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, MFT.