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SAMYANG announces MK2 Versions of Legendary Manual Focus Lenses for full frame DSLRs

2020-05-25

SAMYANG announces MK2 Versions of Legendary Manual Focus Lenses for full frame DSLRs:
MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 and MF 85mm F1.4 MK2



May 25th 2020, Seoul, South Korea –Samyang Optics Co., Ltd., a leading global optics manufacturer, announces the long-awaited renewal of two classic and respected manual focus lenses for full frame DSLRs: The new MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 and MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 lenses will be available in 6 different mounts as follows: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Canon M and MFT.





MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 

The Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 is an ultra-wide-angle, manual-focus lens with superb sharpness from corner to corner, even at its maximum wide-open aperture. The 115.7˚ wide angle of view is ideal for shooting landscapes, interiors, astro-photography etc. and the attached lens hood effectively blocks unwanted light so you can shoot as you wish.

What’s New? - Main Features:

Focus Lock & De-clicked Aperture
The MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 includes two completely new features: “Focus Lock” & “De-click”. Now you can lock the focus ring at a specific point, greatly improving precision and repeatability, especially useful in astrophotography and time-lapse shots. The de-clicked aperture option allows infinitely fine adjustment between F-stops. By rotating the silver ring from 'Click' to 'Free', you can adjust the aperture smoothly and precisely, to ensure exactly the right amount of light is captured.

Beautiful Bokeh - 9 Aperture Blades
In terms of bokeh performance, the 9-rounded aperture blades help to achieve excellent smooth and creamy out of focus backgrounds. The 9 aperture blades also provide clearly defined sunstars when the aperture is stopped-down.

Exterior Design
The MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 has a consistent and balanced exterior design of body and lens hood. There is also a new micro-pattern texture on the rubber focus ring which provides comfortable, positive handling.

Creative Expression with Ultra Wide-Angle of View (115.7˚)
With a minimum focusing distance of just 0.28m (0.92ft) and its 115.7˚ angle of view, this lens allows users to create compositions that emphasize dramatic perspective that is unique to ultra-wide-angle lenses.

14 Elements in 10 Groups (1 ASP, 1 Hybrid ASP, 2 ED, 3 HR) with UMC 
The MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 features a total of 14 elements in 10 groups. These include 3 High Refractive, 1 Hybrid Aspherical, 1 Aspherical and 2 Extra-low Dispersion elements. The special optical design adjusts the light path through the lens for clear and vibrant images and also corrects chromatic aberration.

Usability / Weather sealing
Environmental seals are located around the lens mount area to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or rain drops. This feature provides an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.
Specifications

Specifications





MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 





The new Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 represents the evolution of a highly cherished lens design, loved by photographers for its beautiful bokeh. The new MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2 is ideal for capturing highest quality portraiture and still images with its vivid colour rendition and smooth out-focus bokeh quality.

What’s New? - Main Features

De-click
The MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 features a de-click aperture option which allows infinitely fine adjustment between F-stops. By rotating the silver ring from 'Click' to 'Free', you can adjust the aperture smoothly and precisely, to ensure exactly the right amount of light is captured.

9 Aperture Blades
In terms of bokeh performance, the 9-rounded aperture blades help to achieve excellent smooth and creamy out of focus backgrounds. The 9 aperture blades also provide clearly defined sunstars when the aperture is stopped-down.

9 Elements in 7 Groups (1 Hybrid ASP) with UMC 
The new MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 features a total of 9 elements in 7 groups. Samyang's optical design uses a Hybrid Aspherical lens element, to minimise spherical aberration and distortion, for pin-sharp image quality. 

Usability / Weather Sealing 
Environmental seals are located around the lens mount area to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or rain drops. This feature provides an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.

Specifications



More detailed information about the MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 and MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 can be found on the Samyang Optics official site social media channels below.
* Samyang YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/samyanglens


Samyang’s Guide to Achieving the Optimal Angle of View

The perfect spacing and distance are always necessary when shooting all kinds of subjects, including people, to give them a proper relationship with the beautiful space around them. So, what’s the exact distance that helps you best appreciate a work of art, or a photo?

The correct answer is the diagonal length of the full frame of a subject.

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The best standpoint from which to appreciate the full view of a subject is the distance of the diagonal length of the subject frame. This wider angle is superior to standing closer at a 50 degree angle to get a more detailed view. This notion of an ideal distance or view point is also applicable in the world of photography.

For still images, keeping a distance equal to the diagonal length of the full image surface is recommended. The full frame sensor of a digital camera is 36 x 24mm and the diagonal length is 43.26mm so any distance close to this number is nearer to the ideal than the currently accepted industry standard of 50mm.

Back when film cameras were common, 45mm was the industry standard and this continued as reflex cameras needed extra space to fit a mirror. However, as mirrorless cameras become more popular again, there has been a need to return to this industry standard…which is the impetus for the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE. With less distortion than a 35mm lens and wider angles than a 55mm lens, the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE is a perfect lens for portraits, landscapes, architecture photography, and pictures of pets.

DSLR / Full Frame
1D X Mark Ⅱ
1D X
1Ds Mark Ⅲ
1Ds
5DsR
5Ds
5D Mark Ⅳ
5D Mark Ⅲ
6D Mark Ⅱ
6D
DSLR / APS-H
1D Mark Ⅲ
1D
Mirrorless / APS-C
M6
M5
M10
M3
M2
DSLR / APS-S
7D Mark Ⅱ
7D
80D
70D
60D
30D
D60
D30
77D (9000D)
760D (8000D / Rebel T6s)
1300D (Kiss X80 / Rebel T6)
1200D (Kiss X70 / Rebel T5)
200D (Kiss X9 / Rebel SL2)
800D (Kiss X9i / Rebel T7i)
700D (Kiss X9i / Rebel T7i)
100D (Kiss X7 / Rebel SL1)
650D (Kiss X6i / Rebel T4i)
600D (Kiss X5 / Rebel T3i)
550D (Kiss X4 / Rebel T2i)
500D (Kiss X3 / Rebel T1i)
1000D (Kiss F / Rebel XS)
450D (Kiss X2 / Rebel X냐)
DSLR / Full Frame
D850
D5
D810A
D4S
D810
D750
Df
D610
D4
D800
D800E
D600
D3s
D3x
D700
D3
DSLR / APS-C
D7500
D3400
D500
D5600
D7200
D5500
D3300
D7100
D5300
D5200
D7000
D300s
D300
DSLR / Full Frame
Z6
Z7
D810A
D4S
D750
D810A
DSLR / APS-C
D7200
D500
D3300
D5500
D5600
D3400
D7500

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