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Lens review

Samyang 100 mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO

22 August 2015
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Focusing



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In the case of the Samyang 2.8/100 you set the focus using a big and comfortable ring, with the help of a depth of field scale positioned on the barrel. To be completely honest that scale is good for nothing as it contains marks only at f/22 and they are positioned very close together.

Samyang 100 mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO - Focusing


As we’ve already mentioned in the chapter concerning the build and quality of the lens the ring is hardly flawless as well. Its working range is a bit too narrow and setting the focus from 1 meter to infinity is very difficult; what’s more there is no distinct reserve after the infinity mark. All of those flaws ill befit a manual instrument of good quality.