Review Lens: Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS Micro 4/3

Lens Overview - Samyang 85mm F1.8

A desirable telephoto for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, the 85mm f/1.8 Lens from Rokinon pairs a sleek form factor with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for depth of field control and greater versatility in difficult lighting conditions. The optical design features one extra-low dispersion element, which reduces chromatic aberrations and color fringing, and one high refractive index element to control spherical aberrations for improved sharpness. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to boost contrast by suppressing lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, the lens has a manual focus design for precise focusing down to 2.1' and a nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality.

Telephoto prime is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords extensive control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus techniques.
One extra-low dispersion element is used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce imagery with a high degree of clarity and color fidelity.
A high refractive index element is used to control spherical aberrations and distortions in order to realize higher sharpness and accurate rendering.
An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to all lens elements in order to suppress lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy.
This manual focus lens has a non-rotating 62mm front filter mount to better enable the use of polarizing, graduated ND, and other filter types that require precise positioning.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when using selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 084438765915

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Focal Length85mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 127.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View19.1°
Minimum Focus Distance2.13' / 65 cm
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.66 x 3.18" / 67.5 x 80.7 mm
Weight12.13 oz / 344 g

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Lens Technical

Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CSNikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S135mm F1.8 GM
Name Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS Micro 4/3Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 SSony FE 135mm F1.8 GM
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.8f/1.8f/1.8
Year 201820192019
Mount Type Micro 4/3Nikon ZSony FE
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $400$800$1900
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 8585135
Global 49.0239
Effective Mega Pixel 41.4052
Distorsion 0.065
Vignetting -1.08906
Tstop 1.90191
Ac 2.57863
Vignetting Ranking 8037
Tstop Ranking 1749
Ac Ranking 484
Pixel Depth 45.7
Price Sensor 3400
Sensor Raw 45.75
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type Hybrid
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Aug. 2018Jul. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand SamyangNikonSony


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