New Gear: Samyang APS-C 16mm f/2 Lens
Samyang's next lens will be wide and fast, but we don't know when or for how much
Manual focus lensmaker Samyang has announced its next APS-C lens over Facebook (login required), in the form of a 16mm f/2 lens.
The details are still a bit on the thin side at this point. As you can see in the reveal image, it’s a 16mm f/2.0 with 13 elements in 11 groups, and 2 aspherical lenses and it’ll take 77mm filters. In the Facebook post, Samyang Asia also released some other information, saying
With a 16mm focal length, it will have roughly the same field of view as a 24mm lens on a full-frame camera. Samyang hasn’t officially announced the price or availability, but in the Facebook discussion, the company comments that it’s “Expected end of June or mid of July.”
What’s especially curious is the mount situation for this camera. It’s slated to be released for “Canon, Nikon AE, Sony A, Pentax, Canon M, Fuji X, Sony NEX, MFT & 4/3 & Samsung NX.”