In this review, we will be comparing Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS and Rokinon 85mm F1.8, two Telephoto Prime lenses from Samyang and Rokinon. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 85mm focal range and a max aperture of F1.8 so they are very comparable in this regard.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS and Rokinon 85mm F1.8 lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS and the Rokinon 85mm F1.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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|Wedding||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for Size Comparison
Both Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS and Rokinon 85mm F1.8 has the same Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S.
Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS is also available in Canon EF-M and Sony E mounts.
Rokinon 85mm F1.8 is also available in Canon EF-M and Sony E mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 85mm and the fastest aperture of F1.8.