Samyang 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR II Canon review
Update your cinema lens set with this 85mm T1.5 VDSLR MK2 Cine Lens from Samyang that comes in a Canon EF mount. The VDSLR MK2 continues the line with the same multilayer coating process, industry-standard geared focus and iris rings, and fast T1.5 aperture, and it adds a 9-blade iris for beautiful soft bokeh, weather sealing to keep the moisture out, and focal lengths on both sides for added versatility for focus pullers.
This 85mm lens produces a 28.4° coverage when used with full-frame cameras. Aspherical lenses render sharply defined images with a minimum of distortion and chromatic aberrations, with a minimum focus distance of 3.6' from the lens. The 9-blade iris also allows you to create up to a stunning 18-ray starburst when you're stopped all the way down.
A removable petal-shaped lens hood provides flare protection when shooting without a matte box, and the lens' threaded front accepts a 72mm filter ring.
As well as delivering the beloved image quality and fast T-stop values of the existing VDSLR series, the VDSLR MK2 models now have weather sealing, nine aperture blades, and focal lengths that are visible on both sides for more professional use.
The VDSLR MK2 range is highly versatile and available in Canon EF, Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon F, Canon M, Fuji X, and MFT mounts.
Ultra Multi-Coated lenses minimize flare and ghosting, and the lenses are color matched to a standard eliminating the need to acquire an entire set of lenses at the same time.
Each lens in the Samyang VDSLRII MK2 cine lens series shares common focus and iris gear ring positions, which speeds up lens changes as accessories such as follow focus units or iris motors don't have to be repositioned.
Focal lengths and measurements in feet and meters on both sides of the lens.
De-clicked aperture ring for smooth iris pulls.
A minimum focusing distance of 3.6' allows you to get up close to your subject.
A removable petal-type lens hood provides flare protection without a matte box.
Samyang 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR II Canon
- Full-Frame 85mm Cine Lens, T1.5 Aperture
- Weather Sealed, 9-Blade Iris, Canon EF
- Multilayer Coating to Reduce Flare
- Focal Lengths Visible on Both Sides
- Standard Gearing for Focus and Iris
- Dual-Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
- De-Clicked Aperture Ring
- Aspherical Lens Elements
- Manual Focus and Aperture
- Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood
The new Mark II (Mk 2) versions feature revised placement of the focus and aperture gearing, so all newest lenses have the gearing in the same place for convenience on rigs and professional follow focus systems.
The Samyang 85mm T1.5 is a manual focus prime lens, this VDSLR (Video DSLR) version has been developed primarily for professional cine / movie making purposes. The VDSLR version feature follow focus gearing and decoupled aperture, which allow the user to smoothly and quietly change focus and aperture / depth of field whist filming, and link to professional follow focus cam systems.
Manufacturer Samyang Optics
Model 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR II
Lens type Short telephoto prime lens
Focal length 85mm
Maximum aperture T1.5
Min aperture f/22
Angle of view 28.5 deg (18.9 deg for APS-C/DX)
Min focusing distance 1m
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Focus type MF (Manual Focus only)
Lens construction 9 elements / 7 groups / 1 aspherical lens
Dimensions 78mm x 72.2mm
Weight ~ 513
Filter Size: 72mm
Available mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony A, Sony E, MFT