On the Samyang Asia Facebook page, the company announced their brand new 16mm f2 lens. The lens will be best suited for APS-C sized sensor cameras and like all things Samyang, it will be available in nearly any camera mount there is out there. It will have 13 elements in 11 groups, two aspherical elements, an aperture ring, and a large manual focusing ring. This company’s philosophy is to stick with manual focusing glass, and because of that these little gems are usually pretty damned affordable. It seems like this was really designed for APS-C vs Micro Four Thirds because with a 1.5x crop factor, it will be around 24mm with a bit more of reach for Canon’s 1.6x crop factor and Micro Four Thirds’ 2x crop factor making it a 32mm field of view.
Samyang and Rokinon usually always convert all their lenses to cinema-versions as well, but no official word has been made on that is. Samyang is known as the Rokinon brand in the US, and we are checking with our reps for more information. We will be calling in a review unit and adding coverage to the Guide to Rokinon Lenses. At the moment there is no word on an official release date or price point.