Samyang debuts 85mm f/1.8 for mirrorless cameras

Samyang debuts 85mm f/1.8 for mirrorless cameras

Samyang has announced a new prime portrait lens for APS-C format mirrorless cameras, introducing the 85mm f/1.8, priced at $399.

The Samyang 85mm f/1.8 – which will also be sold under the Rokinon brand name – will be available in Fuji X, Sony E, Canon M and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

As DPReview notes, considering crop factors, this makes the Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 equivalent to 128mm on Sony and Fuji X-mounts, 136mm on Canon M mounts and 170mm on Micro Four Thirds systems.

The new Samyang lens comprises nine elements in seven groups, and includes an Ultra Multi Coating to help reduce ghosting and chromatic aberrations.

Other features include a minimum focusing distance of 0.65m and a nine-blade aperture diaphragm.

The Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f/2.8 lens will be released in September.

Via PetaPixel