The Samyang 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR Lens is a manual focus prime lens developed for videographers and filmmakers. This VDSLR rendition features follow focus gearing and decoupled aperture to allow the user to silently adjust focus and aperture while filming as well as link to professional grade follow focus cam systems.
Its maximum aperture of T1.5 delivers unparalleled results in challenging low-light situations and is also ideal for obtaining a highly desirable blurred ‘bokeh’ background in portraits. It is worth noting that Samyang VDSLR Cine Lenses are rated in T-stops rather than F-stops as the F-stop number expresses the speed of the lens on the assumption that it transmits 100% of the incident light, and therefore it is theoretical rather than a real world measurement. A T-stop number represents the actual light transmission and is therefore an accurate gauge for exposure purposes.
The optical construction consists of 9 lenses divided into 7 optical groups with a single aspheric lenselement. An 8-bladed aperture architecture delivers gorgeous out-of-focus effects while the multi-coated lens delivers resistance against flare and ghosting. Its clever internal focusing (IF) design allows the lens to be focused without physically increasing in size, thus minimising external movement and minimising dust issues.
Whether you prefer to shoot still photographs or live footage, the Samyang 85 mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR Lens is an affordable solution that yields exceptional results.