Samyang First to 3rd-Party RF Lenses: A 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4

Samyang First to 3rd-Party RF Lenses: A 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4

Samyang has announced the first 3rd-party lenses for Canon’s new RF full-frame mirrorless camera lens mount. The Korean manufacturer has unveiled an MF 14mm f/2.8 and an MF 85mm f/1.4.

“As there are currently no Canon EOS R or EOS RP camera lenses from brands other than Canon itself, Samyang’s new RF mount launch announcement is a fast response to customer demand and market trends,” Samyang says. “It also proves the competitiveness of Samyang as a leading optical manufacturer.”

Both lenses feature Samyang’s Ultra Multi Coating (UMC), which reduces flare and ghosting. The lenses are also weather-sealed to protect against light rain and snow.

Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF

The new Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF is an ultra-wide-angle, manual-focus lens that provides a 115.7˚ angle of view that’s geared toward landscapes, architecture, and interiors.

The lens features a built-in petal shaped hood that blocks stray light.

Other features and specs include 14 elements in 10 groups, a minimum focusing distance of 0.92 feet (0.28m), a 6-bladed aperture, and a weight of 1.76 pounds (800g).

Here are some official sample photos shot with the lens:

Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF

The new Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF is a portrait lens that features “beautiful bokeh.”

Features and specs include 9 elements in 7 groups, a minimum focusing distance of 3.3 feet (1m), an 8-bladed aperture, a filter thread size of 72mm, and a weight of 1.6 pounds (730g).

Here are some official sample photos shot with the lens:

Pricing and Availability

While pricing and availability of the lenses have yet to be announced, Samyang says that both lenses “will be available soon on the market.”


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Samyang First to 3rd-Party RF Lenses: A 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4