Samyang reboots 85mm f/1.4 and 14mm f/2.8 MF lenses to go big on bokeh

Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 & Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2
(Image credit: Samyang)

Samyang has made major updates to of its manual focus prime lenses – adding a range of useful new features to the classic designs. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2 portrait lens and Samyang MF 14mm F1.4 Mk2 ultra-wideangle offer a significant update to their predecessors. The optical construction of each remains the same, but the lenses have be rebuilt from the ground up. Both lenses will also be sold under the Rokinon brand in the USA.

The lenses will be available in six different mirrorless and DSLR lens mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Canon EF-M, Micro Four Thirds, and Fujifilm X.

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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.