Samyang has announced an upcoming 85mm F1.8 prime lens for a collection of APS-C format mirrorless camera systems.
The lens, which will also be sold under the Rokinon brand name, is available in Sony E-, Fuji X- and Canon M-mounts, as well as Micro Four Third (MFT) systems. Taking into account the crop factors, the 85mm F1.8 lens will be equivalent to roughly 128mm on Sony E- and Fuji X-mounts, 136mm on Canon M-mounts and 170mm on MFT systems.
The lens is constructed of nine optical elements in seven groups, which includes an Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) to reduce ghosting and chromatic aberration. It relies on manual focusing with a minimum focusing distance of 0.65m/2.13 feet and features a nine-blade aperture diaphragm. The front filter mount is 62mm and the lens comes with a reversible lens hood.
The Samyang/Rokinon 85mm F1.8 lens is set for a September 2018 release date at an expected MSRP of $399.