Two Samyang full-frame lenses will be available this summer in a revised version, the MF 85mm F1.4 and the MF 14mm F2.8, both of which feature a new De-Click function that allows the aperture to be adjusted continuously, a feature that is particularly useful for film-makers. De-clicking is switched on and off via a silver ring on the lens. When the function is deactivated, the aperture has the usual grid in 1/3 steps.
Instead of the previous 6 blades, the aperture now has 9 rounded blades. A further innovation for both focal lengths is a weather protection around the mount, so that they are now largely protected against rain and snow.
The MF 14mm F2.8 also features a new Focus-Lock function to lock the focus in any selected setting.
The manual lenses are available with six different mounts: Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony E, Fuji X, Canon M and MFT. The Nikon F version alone has contacts built in that allow data exchange with the camera as well as aperture control via the camera, which is easily reflected in the price:
The Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 MK2 costs 439 Euro for the Nikon F, the other mount options cost 419 Euro. The MF 14mm F2.8 MK2 costs 469 Euro except for the Nikon F, where the price is 499 Euro. The lenses should be available from Walser from 15.6.2020.