Announcement: Samyang 85 / 1.4 MK2

01.07.2020/85/1.4, the Samyang 2 / XNUMX MKXNUMX lens was officially announced.

Samyang 85 / 1.4 MK2

Samyang 85 / 1.4 MK2

Basic properties

  • The lens for full-frame and cropped cameras, there are versions with the following mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Canon EF-M, Micro 4/3
  • Manual focus only
  • Relative opening: from 1: 1.4-1: 22
  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • MDF: 1.1 meters
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 11
  • Optical design: 9 elements in 7 groups, including 1 hybrid aspherical element. The optical design is similar to the previous version.
  • Number of aperture blades: 9 pieces
  • Filter Diameter: 72 mm
  • Possibility of smooth diaphragm adjustment, diaphragm setting method switch (with or without clicks)
  • Microprocessor pins for some mounts (e.g. Nikon)
  • Protected enclosure
  • Weight: about 600 grams depending on the bayonet mount
  • Sample Photos on the official website
  • Price: about 400 dollarscurrent prices for new Samyang lenses available see here


All Samyang Auto Focus Lenses

For Sony Mirrorless Full Frame Cameras (AF FE)

For Canon Mirrorless Full-Frame Cameras (AF RF)

For Canon (AF EF) and Nikon (AF F) full-frame SLR cameras

For Sony mirrorless crop cameras (AF E)

For FujiFilm mirrorless crop cameras (AF X)

The optical design of the mirror and mirrorless versions of the lenses 14 / 2.8 and 85 / 1.4 are significantly different. Some Samyang lenses may be sold under another brand - Rokinon.

There is also an interesting premium manual lens line XP for full-frame cameras:

  1. Xp 10 / 3.5 [Canon EF, Nikon F]
  2. XP 35 / 1.2 [Canon EF]
  3. XP 50 / 1.2 [Canon EF]
  4. XP 14 / 2.4 [Canon EF, Nikon F]
  5. XP 85 / 1.2 [Canon EF]

The number of ordinary manual lenses from Samyang / Rokinon can no longer be counted. In addition, there are a huge number of movie lenses Samyang / Rokinon line Cine and Proffesional Cine (XEEN series).

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Comments: 7, on the topic: Announcement: Samyang 85 / 1.4 MK2

  • Eugen

    MDF is too big. In my experience with the 1.4 / 85 planar - even a meter is too much.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Good should be 85 cm or less

      • Eugen

        Milvus, who replaced him, has 0,8m mdf - enough for the largest portraits.

    • Roman

      Apparently, Samyang rightly decided that at such a distance with such a diaphragm, only the stamen and the pistil would be able to be removed openly, and for a full macro there are macro lenses. And the support of a close MDF is an extra move of the helicoid (and significant), which is better to use for more accurate focusing at more “portrait” distances.

  • Paul

    Where did this mod come from for modern manual lenses?

    • Roman

      She did not pass. And actively supported by videographers. Samyang created a worthy alternative to dear Zeiss.

  • Vladimir

    The pressing question: where is the picture better and less overexposure, Samyang 85mm f1.8 or Viltrox 85mm f1.8?
    Knowledgeable people - tell me!

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