Samyang Announces Premium MF 14mm F2.8 & 85mm F1.4 MK2 FE Lenses

Rokionon MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 & MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 lenses

Samyang announces Rokionon MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 ($499) & MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 ($399) premium manual focus FE lenses featuring improved optical design, de-clickable aperture, weather sealing and micro-patterned rubber focus ring.

MF 14mm F2.8 MK2

Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 lens design

Aperture Range: F2.8 ~ F22
Optical Construction: 14 Elements in 10 Groups
Special Elements: ASP 1, Hybrid ASP 1, ED 2, HR 3
Coating: UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.28m (0.92ft)
Magnification Ratio: x 0.08
Filter Size: —
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Maximum Diameter: Φ87.0
Mount: Sony E
Angle of view: 115.7º
Length: 122.1mm
Weight: 708g

Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 MK2

Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 lens design

Aperture Range: F1.4 ~ F22
Optical Construction: 9 Elements in 7 Groups
Special Elements: Hybrid ASP 1
Coating: UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.1m (3.6ft)
Magnification Ratio: x 0.09
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Filter Size: 72mm
Maximum Diameter: Φ78.0
Mount: Sony E
Angle of view: 28.3º
Length: 100.7mm
Weight: 599.0g

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4 thoughts on “Samyang Announces Premium MF 14mm F2.8 & 85mm F1.4 MK2 FE Lenses”

  1. A good starter lens BUT All that improvement and NOT chipped!!!! No lens info in meta data. The Rokinon AF 14 f/2.8 is (due to AF). A 14mm is good for landscapes and Astro MW scapes but Astro does not require AF. But unless you put the lens info in the title of your files where your images are you will forget and trying to get lens corrections can be a real problem when you own several lenses. Lens corrections were needed back in 2014 when I started Astro MW but LR did not have till late 2015. The problem then was mustache distortion which if shooting at the ocean the horizon curves up at the sides. If shooting Astro stars will elongate in the upper corners also. I have three Rokinon lenses all have the same issues for night work that need lens correction to solve. Today we need to add notes in the files as to lens info for later that we used to put in a notebook for each capture, loose the book and well …. My advice for astro get the SEL1224G yes f/4 or the SEL1635Z f/4 or the GM f/2.8 all are very sharp with little to no coma and are really sharp at f/8 to f/16 for that wide sunrise landscape the next morning, they will serve for years as they have for me!!!!

    1. That’s likely in order to keep the lenses priced on line with Sony G – not G Master lenses.

    2. Zeiss, Voigtlander, Tamron & Sigma all follow Sony’s lens electronic contact protocols.

      Chinese lens makers don’t. I’ve asked several of them if they’re working with Sony to add this capability and their answer was no.

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