Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS: a portrait prime for mirrorless cameras

Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS

Samyang is launching a new portrait prime which is designed to work on a wide range of non-full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS will be available in the following four mounts from September:
• Fujifilm X
• Canon M
• Micro Four Thirds (MFT, for Olympus, Blackmagic and Panasonic cameras)
• Sony E-mount (APS-C cameras)

The lens will also be available as the Rokinon Digital Photo 85mm F1.8 Compact Prime in North America.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.