Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro Lens Officially Announced

Samyang has officially announced the 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro lens.

The new Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro lens is a telephoto prime lens with manual focus, which offers a magnification rate of 1:1.

The lens is designed for full frame image sensors and will be available for Canon EF, Canon EF-M, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, and Four Thirds mounts.

The lens priced for $599 and will compete against EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lenses.

Samyang introduces 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro lens

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Rokinon/Samyang 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Specs:

  • X Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 150mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One High Refractive Index Element
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 1′ Minimum Focus
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
  • Non-Rotating Filter Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Shipping will start on April 27th, 2015

Focusing on the Essence of Nature – The real art designed for ultimate close-ups

  • – Macro Telephoto Manual Focus Lens
  • – Bright F2.8 aperture
  • – High refractive (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED)
  • – Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics
  • – Circular aperture with 9 blades

Macro Telephoto Manual Focus Lens

Samyang Optics 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO is a macro telephoto manual focus lens designed for full frame sensor sizes. The maximum close-up magnification is 1:1. This macro lens with vivid color and soft out-focusing is the best lens for close-up images of flower and insects. It also can be used as a 100mm telephoto lens for landscapes and portraits.

Optical Features

Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO has a low F number of F2.8. You may control the lens precisely when shooting under various exposure environment including relatively dark or too bright situations.
This lens features 15 lenses in 12 groups especially including a high refractive lens (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED) to minimize color aberration and unnecessary light dispersion in order to offer high resolution throughout the image. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics is used to optimize the light penetration and minimizes flare and ghost. With such optical construction, it has 0.307m of minimum focal length to film subjects in a very near distance.

Hardware Features

There are 9 aperture blades designed to be almost as a full circle when aperture is closed which expresses starlike ray clearly and beautifully. The frame of the lens is compact and solid since it is made of high-strength aluminum alloy so you can create trustworthy images. Also, detachable petal-shaped lens hood minimizes flare and ghost by sheltering lens from unnecessary lights.
Available for 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony ∝, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, MFT.

Buy Rokinon / Samyang 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Rokinon / Samyang 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens $549 Amazon | Adorama

via Samyang Optics


  • Martin

    Would this lens be able to operate in Shutter priority mode, with the Sony E mount system for example, given that it appears to have a CA (what does this abbreviation mean?) marking on the aperture ring but no visible electrical contacts in photos of the mount? Could the lens be focussed at full aperture, then stop down on shutter press?

    Also, at $599, it seems to be a bit pricey for a manual focus lens without image stabilisation.

  • Martin

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