Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) Macro Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Pentax KAF mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
|9 Diaphragm Blades
| High Max Magnification ratio of 1x
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| No Weather Sealing
| No Autofocus
Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro is compatible with cameras that have Pentax KAF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF lenses are Pentax KF, Pentax K-3 III and Pentax K-1 II.
Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Samsung NX, Sony Alpha and Sony E mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro has a maximum diameter of 73mm and total length of 123mm. It weighs 720g / 25.4 oz.
Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro has a filter thread of 67mm.
Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro has a fixed focal lenght of 100mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 150mm.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro has a Max Magnification Ratio of 1x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.31m.
Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F32.
Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro's optical formula consists of 15 elements in 12 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 HRI
- 1 ED element
- Ultra Multi Coating
Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Popular Comparisons of Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro
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