Samyang 16mm T2.2 ED AS UMC CS II VDSLR is a wide-angle, bright cine lens with geared, manual focus and aperture control rings optimised for video. The aperture ring is also stepless for smooth iris pulls, and depth-of-field markings on the side of the lens provide an essential assistance to focus pullers. This lens has a maximum aperture of T2.2 which refers to the actual light transmission of the lens and is particularly important in the film industry where light readings are normally made manually.
This lens features 13 lenses in 11 groups including 1 hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP), 1 glass aspherical lens (ASP) and 1 extra low dispersion lenses (ED). H-ASP and ASP lenses minimise colour aberration to realize exceptional image quality and high contrast for center and corner of image even when aperture is fully opened. ED lens of 16mm T2.2 II effectively controls the light dispersion to prevent flare and ghost. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics optimises the light penetration to also minimise flare and ghost.
The frame of Samyang 16mm T2.2 II is compact and solid since it is made of high-strength aluminium alloy so trustworthy images can be captured even under inferior environment. Also, detachable petal-shaped lens hood shelter the lens from unnecessary lights.
Samyang Optics VDSLR lens line
Samyang 16mm T2.2 II is one of Samyang Optics VDSLR lens line for APS-C image sensor size. The lenses produce the same image colour and have a united location of aperture and focus gear ring to maximise the convenience when filming.