Samyang Optics, a global optics brand has recently announced the release of three new lenses for Nikon F and Z mounts. One of the new lenses is an autofocus lens for the F mount. The other two are manual focus lenses which the company designed for the Z mount. According to Samyang, the three new lenses – the AF 85mm f/1.4 F, the MF 14mm f/2.8 Z, and the MF 84mm f/1.4 Z – were crafted to conform with the latest industry trends and meet users needs.
All three new lenses come with ultra multiple coating which ensures that they produce quality high-resolution images. It also helps to set the contrast from the center of the image. Furthermore, all of the new lenses has anti-dust and water-protection capabilities. This means that they are capable of functioning in unpredictable and harsh weather conditions. These new lenses provide very sharp images from edge to edge with detailed and natural-toned looking color rendering.
Samyang is not new in the business of making specially designed lenses for top camera brands. The optics company has, in the past, released a variety of lenses compatible with the latest cameras from both Sony and Canon. Even the Nikon F mount got an autofocus 14mm f/2.8 F in 2018. This makes the 85mm f/1.4 F Nikon’s second autofocus F-mount-compatible lens from Samyang. The MF 14mm f/2.8 Z and MF 85mm f/1.4 Z are the first set of Nikon Z lenses from Samyang. With beautiful bokeh, the AF 85mm f/1.4, as well as the MF 14mm f/2.8 Z and MF 85mm f/1.4 Z, are a welcomed addition to the lens collections for F- and Z-mount camera systems.
Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 F
The AF 85mm f/1.4 F is an autofocus lens that is compatible with Nikon’s F-mount cameras. It is sealed against weather and has an optical construction that consists of nine elements arranged in seven groups. Among them is a hybrid aspherical element. The nine-bladed aperture diaphragm of the AF 85mm f/1.4 F ensures a smooth bokeh. Weighing 480g with an 88mm diameter, the 74.5mm long lens has a 77mm front filter thread.
Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 Z
Weighing 810g, the MF 14mm f/2.8 Z, one of the new Z-mount offerings from Samyang, is 124.1mm long and 87mm in diameter. The lens construction consists of 14 elements in a 10-group arrangement. It comprises a hybrid aspherical element, an aspherical element, two super-low dispersion elements and three high refraction elements. It features a six-blade aperture diaphragm with a minimum focusing distance of 28cm.
Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 Z
Weighing just 740g and coming in at 102.7mm long with a 78.0mm diameter, the MF 85mm f/1.4 Z is the second Z-mount lens offering from Samyang. It is a manual focus lens which is compatible with the Nikon Z-mount camera systems. The construction of this manual focus lens comprises of nine elements in a 7-group arrangement. It features a hybrid aspherical element and an eight-blade aperture diaphragm which ensures a smooth bokeh. With a minimum focusing distance of 1m and a 72mm front filter thread, this lens promises high-quality images too.