Samyang announces 16mm f/2.0 and 300mm f/6.3 Reflex lenses


Samyang has announced two manual focus lenses for cameras with APS-C or Four Thirds type sensors, a 16mm f/2.0 wideangle for SLRs and mirrorless, and a 300mm f/6.3 for mirrorless. The 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS offers a 24mm-equivalent angle of view with an unusually bright maximum aperture, and comes in a wide range of mounts to fit almost every brand of camera. Its RRP is €395, or €435 for the Nikon mount ‘AE’ version. Meanwhile the Reflex 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS is a compact catadioptric or ‘mirror’ lens to fit Micro Four Thirds, Canon, Sony and Fujifilm models, and comes in a choice of silver or black for €259. Both will be available in July.

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Press Release: Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS

Precise wide angle – Samyang 16mm f/2.0

Ultra wide angle, bright lens Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS was designed with utmost diligence. Its optical structure is based on 13 elements arranged in 11 groups. This includes one ED-type lens of extra low dispersion ratio, one optical glass aspherical lens and one hybrid aspherical. The lenses have multi-layer anti-reflective UMC coating which ensures very good transmission of light. Solid casing and the quality of workmanship aligned with excellent optical parameters make this lens an exceptionally attractive and user-friendly tool both for professional and amateur photographers.

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS is dedicated for digital SLRs and mirrorless compact cameras equipped with APS-C sensor. The manufacturer ensured wide availability of the product offering mounts for such models as: Canon EF and M, Nikon F, Sony A and E, Pentax K, Fujiifilm X, Samsung NX, MFT and Four Thirds.

Press Release: Samyang Reflex 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS

Light compact mirror – Samyang 300mm f/6.3 Reflex

Samyang Reflex f/6.3 300mm ED UMC CS is a small-size reflex lens dedicated for mirrorless compact cameras. The optical structure contains 9 elements arranged in 6 groups, including one ED-type lens ensuring high contrast and effectively preventing chromatic aberration. Long focal length, exceptionally affordable price and small size (it weighs only 315 g) make this lens a perfect companion for both city and nature photography.

To meet the needs of those users for whom the aesthetics are as important as the quality and functionality of equipment, this lens is available in two colours: black and silver. Available mounts: Sony E, Fujiifilm X, MFT and Canon M.

Estimated retail price of the lenses in Europe is EUR 395 – Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS, EUR 435 Samyang AE 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS and EUR 259  – Samyang Reflex f/6.3 300mm ED UMC CS. Those new products will be available in July 2013.

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS and Reflex 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS specifications

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 Samyang Reflex f/6.3 300mm ED UMC CS  Samyang Reflex f/6.3 300mm ED UMC CS



I really admire Samyang, for being relentless and delivering quality without a premium. Although, it likely helps that they are fully manual lenses (very much welcome in my world). That being said, I’m also curious to see if Samyang is indeed ready with AF options for Sony NEX (E-mount) as was supposedly promised last year and scheduled for 2013.

It will be even more impressive, if Samyang delivered a 14mm f/2.8 compactized and designed for Mirrorless.


A slow, manual focus 300mm mirror lens? That on anyone’s shopping list?

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