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Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 Full-Frame Lens (2020)

MSRP 399 USDNeo score 83%Ext score 60%

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Product Overview

Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 is an affordable manual-focus lens available for several popular DSLR and mirrorless systems. A short telephoto prime lens optimized for portrait photography, it covers the full-frame image circle but is sold also to APS-C and MFT users.
While the MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 appears to have some resemblance to the AF 85mm F1.4 that many have come to love, it has a different optical design. To be able to support all the different lens mounts, Samyang has abandoned electronic contacts, making this a pure mechanical lens. It is weather sealed for all but F-mount.
Two unique redeeming features of this lens are the focus lock and the de-clickable aperture ring. They reflect Samyang's dedication to videographers.
Another lens with this new design language is Samyang's new MF 14mm F2.8 MK2.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Improved image quality
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
  • Very good color rendition
Cons
  • Low maximum magnification
  • Bokeh not the best

What external reviewers found***

Ext 60% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very good build quality and ergonomics
  • Very nice background blur, good sharpness and the click less aperture helps
Cons
  • No EXIF transmitted to the body) Weather sealing
  • Bokeh wide open is very nicest as soon as you close down to F1.4
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Canon EF-M-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Micro Four Thirds-mount, Nikon F-mount, Sony E-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
9 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 hybrid ASP element + UMC coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
78 mm / 3.07 in
Size | Length
75 mm / 2.95 in
Weight
548 g / 19.36 oz

Function

Angle Of View
28.6° Diagonal | 23.9° Horizontal | 16.1° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.4 ~ f/22
Autofocus
No
Focal Length
85 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.09x
Min Focus Distance
1100 mm / 43.31 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2020-05-25
Made In
Korea

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 60%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 has the same optical design but improved build quality and ergonomics. The main addition is the aperture ring that can be set to click less which makes it great for video. In term of sharpness the lens suffers on the 61Mpix and you need to close down to F2.8/F4 to get very good to excellent results.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very good build quality and ergonomics
  • Very nice background blur, good sharpness and the click less aperture helps
Cons
  • Bokeh wide open is very nicest as soon as you close down to F1.4
  • No EXIF transmitted to the body) Weather sealing

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 MK2. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2020/07/29/samyang-mf-85mm-f1-4-mk2/. 2020-07-29. Retrieved 2021-10-25.

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