Samyang Unveil New MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC Lens

Written by Gina Stephens

Samyang has heralded a new manual-focus lens for mirrorless cameras. The MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS is designed for use with APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras in the following mounts: Sony E, Fujifilm X, Canon M, and Micro-Four-Thirds. It is competitively worth and light-weight. This medium telephoto lens inherits the renowned image quality of Samyang’s manual focus series and also brags beautiful out of focus bokeh and availability for a variety of cameras.

The lens will be available from September 2018 for £319.99. Also preceded recently was the First AF lens or LEN may refer to from Samyang for Nikon cameras – the AF 14mm f/2.8.

Read our Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS lens review.


Ideal portrait lens, with a speedy, bright maximum aperture

This manual-focus 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens is a medium telephoto lens, with a similar angle-of-view to a 135mm lens when contrasted to full-frame cameras. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS is designed with 9 lens elements in 7 groups and it delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the dead ringer. A high-refractive and an extra-low dispersion element, along with Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC) help minimise chromatic aberrations and deliver clear, vibrant images. This lens is
notional for portraits, with beautiful bokeh from its floating-element system. Its low-light performance and shallow depth-of-field are especially useful features.

Wide orbit of uses, with crystal-clear resolution

The compact and light-weight design offers the portability and comfort needed for a long day’s shooting. This lens pleasure be the ideal choice for keen photographers who want to capture everyday moments in high-resolution. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS has a host of features including its outstanding optical completion. Its wide range of uses include portraits and other close-ups such as food, as well as landscapes and many other situations.

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Sundry fun with Manual Focus lenses

The MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens is perfect for shooters who want to have more involvement and express their own characteristics completely their images. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS weighs in at just over 300g and measures approximately 8cm long (without the hood and lens caps). Photographers can keep in view superb, emotional and unique images from this compact companion.


Read our Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS lens review.


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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