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Product Overview

Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro is a manual-focus short telephoto macro lens for Canon EF-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Micro Four Thirds-mount, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount, Samsung NX-mount, Sony A-mount, and Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Samyang in 2015, it has 15 elements in 12 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. Unfortunately, Samyang has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
The 1x magnification opens up a lot of opportunity for macro shots. Manual focus can be a blessing in this case. A telephoto prime lens, the Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro is well suited for portrait photography.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 59% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • 1:1 reproduction
  • Clear focusing scale
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not Samyang's strongest build

What external reviewers found***

Ext 64% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very long and heavy on a Sony 7 Pleasant Bokeh and nice color rendition
  • Lightroom lens profile for the Lens but as you can see effects a...
  • Very sharp in the centre but only up to F11
  • Good macro capabilities but not reaching very good levels in the domain
Cons
  • Not uniform across the frame
  • Fully manual with no EXIF, no stabilisation
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Fujifilm X-mount, Micro Four Thirds-mount, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount, Samsung NX-mount, Sony A-mount, Sony E-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
15 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 HRI + 1 ED element, Ultra Multi Coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
73 mm / 2.87 in
Size | Length
123 mm / 4.84 in
Weight
720 g / 25.44 oz

Function

Angle Of View
24.4° Diagonal | 20.4° Horizontal | 13.7° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/32
Autofocus
No
Focal Length
100 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Max Magnification
1x
Min Focus Distance
310 mm / 12.20 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2015-04-01

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External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro ED UMC is a manual macro lens that can give good results but with many compromises. The build construction is good, made of high quality plastic. There is an aperture ring with click, and a rubbered focus ring, that can be operated smoothly with stops for min focusing distance and infinity.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very sharp in the centre but only up to F11
  • Very long and heavy on a Sony 7 Pleasant Bokeh and nice color rendition
  • Good macro capabilities but not reaching very good levels in the domain
  • Lightroom lens profile for the Lens but as you can see effects a...
Cons
  • Fully manual with no EXIF, no stabilisation
  • Not uniform across the frame

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2018/01/27/samyang-100mm-f2-8-ed-umc-macro/. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2022-01-29.

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