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Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 MK2, MF 85mm f/1.4 MK2 Announced

Samyang has announced updates to the popular 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses, with the MF 14mm f/2.8 MK2 and MF 85mm f/1.4 MK2 full-frame lenses.

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Samyang has announced two new Manual Focus lenses, the Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 MK2 updates the original Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens, and the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 MK2 updates the original Samyang 85mm f/1.4 lens. Both lenses cover the full-frame sensor, and will be available for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Canon M, and Micro Four Thirds lens mounts.

The new MF 14mm f2.8 Mk2 and MF 85mm f1.4 Mk2 lenses will be available in early June with suggested retail prices ranging from £359 to £439, depending on model and mount.

MF 14mm F2

From Samyang: New MF 14mm f/2.8 Mk2

The Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 is an ultra-wide-angle, manual-focus lens with superb sharpness from corner to corner, even at its maximum wide-open aperture. The 115.7˚ wide angle of view is ideal for shooting landscapes, interiors, astro-photography etc. and the attached lens hood effectively blocks unwanted light so you can shoot as you wish.

What’s New? - Main Features:

Focus Lock & De-click Aperture Option

The MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 includes two completely new features: “Focus Lock” & “De-click”. Now you can lock the focus ring at a specific point, greatly improving precision and repeatability, especially useful in astrophotography and time-lapse shots. The de-clicked aperture option allows infinitely fine adjustment between F-stops. By rotating the silver ring from 'Click' to 'Free', you can adjust the aperture smoothly and precisely, to ensure exactly the right amount of light is captured.

Beautiful Bokeh - 9 Aperture Blades

In terms of bokeh performance, the 9-rounded aperture blades help to achieve excellent smooth and creamy out of focus backgrounds. The 9 aperture blades also provide clearly defined sunstars when the aperture is stopped-down.

Exterior Design

The MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 has a consistent and balanced exterior design of body and lens hood. There is also a new micro-pattern texture on the rubber focus ring which provides comfortable, positive handling.

Creative Expression with Ultra Wide-Angle of View (115.7˚)

With a minimum focusing distance of just 0.28m (0.92ft) and its 115.7˚ angle of view, this lens allows users to create compositions that emphasize dramatic perspective that is unique to ultra-wide-angle lenses.

14 Elements in 10 Groups (1 ASP, 1 Hybrid ASP, 1 ED, 3 HR) with UMC

The MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 features a total of 14 elements in 10 groups. These include 3 High Refractive, 1 Hybrid Aspherical, 1 Aspherical and 2 Extra-low Dispersion elements. The special optical design adjusts the light path through the lens for clear and vibrant images and also corrects chromatic aberration.

Usability / Weather sealing

Environmental seals are located around the lens mount area to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or raindrops. This feature provides an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.

 

MF 85mm F1
 

Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 Mk2

The new Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2 represents the evolution of a highly cherished lens design, loved by photographers for its beautiful bokeh. The new MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2 is ideal for capturing highest quality portraiture and still images with its vivid colour rendition and smooth out-focus bokeh quality.

What’s New? - Main Features

De-click Aperture Option

The MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2 features a de-clicked aperture option which allows infinitely fine adjustment between F-stops. By rotating the silver ring from 'Click' to 'Free', you can adjust the aperture smoothly and precisely, to ensure exactly the right amount of light is captured.

9 Aperture Blades

The 9-rounded aperture blades help to achieve excellent bokeh performance, with smooth and creamy out of focus backgrounds. The 9 aperture blades also provide clearly defined 'sunstars' when the aperture is stopped-down.

9 Elements in 7 Groups (1 Hybrid ASP) with UMC

The new MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2 features a total of 9 elements in 7 groups. Samyang's optical design uses a Hybrid Aspherical lens element, to minimise spherical aberration and distortion, for pin-sharp image quality.

Usability / Weather Sealing

Environmental seals are located around the lens mount area to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or raindrops. This feature provides an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.

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markst33 11 67 2 Ireland
25 May 2020 11:29AM
Will there be a Z mount version for Nikon ? Or just F mount for use with FTZ adapter ?

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