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Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS lens review (fantastic quality, ePhotozine)

Samyang MF 85mm F/1.8

Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS at a glance:

  • F-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 136mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One High Refractive Index Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Non-Rotating 62mm Filter Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Samyang just announced the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS for mirrorless systems, Canon EOS M included.

ePhotozine tested and reviewed the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS (although not on a Canon EOS M camera, but on a Sony A5100).

From the conclusion:

There are so many excellent lenses, and the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS is another one. Fantastic quality, very nicely made, excellent price, compact and light… the only thing not to like is that focusing can be a bit tricky. However, to be fair, this depends also on the actual camera used. If used on a tripod with careful, magnified focusing, then the results possible from this lens are exemplary.

The Samyang (aka Rokinon) MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS sells for $399 and can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo and Adorama

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