New Rokinon 16mm T2.2 for Canon EF and EF-M Mount

A new Samyang/Rokinon/Bower 16mm T/2.2 Cinema lens will soon be released for the Canon EF and EF-M mount (and other mount types). Should be released by the end of September. The Canon EF mount version is available for pre-order (click here).


  • Covers APS-C Sized Sensors
  • Standard Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring
  • Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Depth of Field Markings
  • Min. Focus Distance of 7.87 Inches
  • Bayonet Mount Lens Hood

Press release:

Rokinon is thrilled to announce the release of its 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens in September 2013. The Rokinon 16mm is a wide-angle lens for DSLR and mirrorless cameras in both the APS-C and Micro Four Thirds formats.

This lens allows for an impressive range of depth of field, with its fast T2.2 aperture. With a smooth operating manual focus, the 16mm offers pristine sharpness and clarity. It is ideal for shooting landscapes, architecture and interiors, as well as enjoying unique perspectives and close-ups with shallow depth of field

The 16mm T2.2 Cine lens features de-clicked apertures and follow focus compatibility, which is ideal for video. The lens is constructed with a solid build, using 13 optical elements in 11 groups with 2 aspherical lenses.

Rokinon is proud to provide a wide range of mounts. The 16mm T2.2 lens will be available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Sony E, Samsung NX, as well as Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Rokinon continues its mission of “Excellence for Less.” See these great lenses and many more at a Rokinon dealer near you or at

Samyang 16mm V-DSLR T2.2 Cinema Lens Announced

Samyang 16mm V-DSLR T2.2

Samyang announced the 16mm V-DSLR T2.2 ED AS UMC CS, a cinema lens for DSLRs with an APS-C sensor. Press release after the break.

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Press release:

Samyang 16mm lens now available in cinema version

Following the launch of the 16mm photo lens announced earlier this year, Samyang have just released information about the addition of the 16mm V-DSLR T2.2 ED AS UMC CS for cinema. The model will have a maximum aperture of T2.2 and the remaining optical parameters similar to the photo version.

This new lens will be available from September.

The new Samyang 16mm V-DSLR is a wide-angle, bright lens for cameras equipped with an APS-C sensor. 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.

Suggested retail price £449.99 including VAT

The lens will be released in the following mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, Canon M, Fujifilm X and Olympus MFT.

All Samyang lenses are covered by a 3 year guarantee.

Samyang offers a range of 6 affordable cine lenses from 8mm through to 85mm.

For further details please contact Intro2020 on 01628 674411 or visit the Samyang website at:

Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens Review (ephotozine)

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF-S and M mount: [shopcountry 14432]

  • For DSLRs with APS-C Sized Image Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0-22
  • 25.6mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
  • One Extra-low Dispersion Element
  • UMC Lens Coating
  • Manual Focus

ephotozine published the first review of the Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens. This lens may also be branded Rokinon, Bower, Walimex, and a with few more names. The Samyang 16mm is an all manual lens (no electronic coupling with camera) that has an interesting price tag of $479, and is available for both Canon EF-S and M mounts. Build quality and optical performance usually is very good on this lenses. In the conclusion they write:

Those looking for wide aperture lenses for the APS-C or smaller format camera need not continue looking at full frame lenses, that generally cost and weigh more now this lens is available. Although some photographers may find manual focusing off putting, spending a little time practising and getting used to how the lens behaves will pay dividends in the long run. This is especially true when considering how little this lens costs for what you get.

They liked the sharpness and build quality of the lens. The review comes with test charts and sample pics.

Pre-Order and Preview: Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS for Canon EF-S and EF-M Mounts (ships in August)

rokinon 16mm f/2

B&H has the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS for both the Canon EF-S (click here) and EF-M (click here) mount available for pre-order. The expected shipping date is August 8 for the EF-S version and July 30 for the EF-M version. Price for both lenses is $479. Other brand names for the lens are Samyang/Bower.

  • Aperture Range: f/2.0-22
  • 25.6mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
  • One Extra-low Dispersion Element
  • UMC Lens Coating
  • Manual Focus

B&H posted a short preview of the lens with some sample images.

rokinon 16mm f/2