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Samyang adds 85mm f/1.4 and 14mm f/2.8 lenses for Canon EOS R and EOS RP

Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF
Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF

Update: Pricing of these lenses has now been anounced.
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If you're still trying to decide on the best Canon camera (opens in new tab), its full frame EOS R series has been given a boost by the news that independent lens maker Samyang will be making lenses for it.

Samyang has announced at CP+ 2019 that it will be the first independent manufacturer to make lenses for the Canon EOS R (opens in new tab)and EOS RP (opens in new tab) full-frame mirrorless cameras. 

Samyang's first two Canon RF-mount lenses (branded Rokinon in the US market) will be an 85mm f/1.4 telephoto and 14mm f/2.8 wide-angle. Both are manual focus primes.

The lenses are part of a series of releases by Samyang in its Spring Collection, that was premiered at CP+ and at the Photography Show (opens in new tab) in Birmingham, UK. The first of this collection of eight lenses was the Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 (opens in new tab).

Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF

Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF

Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF

The Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF is an update of a well-respected lens available in other mounts, known for its bokeh characteristics.

The fast telephoto prime has a total of 9 elements in 7 groups, with eight diaphragm blades. An H-ASP lens minimizes various aberrations and maximizes the image quality and contrast from corner to corner even when using a wide open aperture. Ultra-multi-coating promises low reflectivity and excellent contrast and is claimed to offer high transmittance of light while minimizing flare and ghost effects.

The manual focus lens has a minimum focusing of 1m, and has a front filter ring measuring 72mm.

The lens measures 78 x 98.7mm and weighs in at 730g.

Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF

Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF

Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF

The Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF is a Canon-RF-fit version of Samyang's best selling ultra-wideangle prime lens.

It is constructed from 14 elements in 10 groups, with a one H-ASP element, one ASP element and two ED elements in its build. There are six aperture blades.

Measuring 87 x 120mm, and weighing 800g, it does not have a front filter ring due to the bulbous nature of the front element. 

Pricing

Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF will cost £362.99, and will be sold in North America as the Rokninon 14mm f/2.8 for Canon RF for $499.

The Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF will sell for £319.99, and in the States will be found as the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 for Canon RF for a retail price of $399.

Read more:
Samyang XP 10mm F3.5 hands-on review (opens in new tab)

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