New Samyang 16mm F2 Lens for Pentax
An affordable ultra-wide prime
By PF Staff in Third-Party Announcements on Jun 5, 2013
Samyang has just unveiled a new 16mm F2 ultra-wide prime lens designed for APS-C cameras. This lens will soon hit the shelves in a number of different mounts including the Pentax K-mount (the mount designation of all Pentax DSLRs).
Other recent Samyang lenses such as the 85mm F1.4 and 35mm F1.4 have proven to deliver excellent image quality while being a great value, so we expect the new 16mm lens to be compelling offering for those members looking to acquire a wide-angle prime.
With a maximum aperture of F2, this lens is also a full stop faster than Pentax's fastest wide-angle, the DA 14mm F2.8.
The new 16mm will retail for $449 in the US, and it is expected to arrive in just over one month. Once we receive the full specifications for this lens, we will of course list it in our third-party lens database.
At this time, all we know in terms of specifications is that the lens is designed exclusively for APS-C cameras, features automatic aperture control, and supports manual focus only.