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SAMYANG Announces Mk2 Versions of Legendary Manual Focus Lenses for full frame DSLRs: NEW MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2

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.

NEW MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2

NEW 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-click Aperture Option

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 lenshood. 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, 1 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.

NEW MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2

NEW 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 Aperture Option

The MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2 features a de-clicked 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
The 9-rounded aperture blades help to achieve excellent bokeh performance, with 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.

The new MF 14mm f2.8 Mk2 and MF 85mm f1.4 Mk2 lenses will be available in early June with suggested retail prices ranging from £359 to £439, depending on model and fitting.

Full information about Samyang products and stockists can be found on the official distributors’ website: www.intro2020.co.uk

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