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Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF / Z Full-Frame Lens (2019)

Neoscore 83%

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Product Overview

Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF / Z is a large-aperture manual-focus short telephoto prime lens for Canon RF-mount and Nikon F-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Samyang in 2019, it has 9 elements in 7 groups.
Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it much more engaging. There are also fewer things to go wrong on the long run. For incremental weathers, Samyang is kind enough to include weather sealing.
A telephoto prime lens, the Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF / Z is well suited for portrait photography. Those who like sunstars (sun bursts) will be pleased by the lens' even-numbered aperture count, though conversely those who find sunstars distracting may have the opposite feeling.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with physical aperture ring
Cons
  • Low maximum magnification
  • Large and heavy for a manual lens
  • Not the strongest performer

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Specifications

Variants:
Canon RF
Nikon Z

Construction

Aperture Blades
8 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Canon RFLens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Nikon ZLens Mount
Nikon Z-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
9 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 H-ASP element + Ultra Multi Coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
78 mm / 3.07 in
Canon RFSize | Length
99 mm / 3.90 in
Nikon ZSize | Length
103 mm / 4.06 in
Canon RFWeight
730 g / 25.80 oz
Nikon ZWeight
740 g / 26.15 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
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.09x
Min Focus Distance
1000 mm / 39.37 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2019-04-06
Made In
Korea

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