Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 XF, EF, Z, RF Lens

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Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 XF, EF, Z, RF, FE Lens

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF Lens Mixing a flattering focal length with a fast design, Samyang has an AF 85mm f/1.4 lens that works on Canon EF-mount, Canon RF-mount, Nikon XF, NIkon Z, and Sony FE. The lens well-suited for portraiture. Its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture enables extensive control over depth of field for using selective focus, and it also excels in low-light conditions. The optical design features a hybrid aspherical element, which controls distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. Individual elements also sport an Ultra Multi-Coating to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast in various lighting conditions. Benefitting the optics, the lens also features an Ultrasonic Dual Linear autofocus motor for quick and accurate focusing performance. Additionally, the rounded nine-blade diaphragm helps to achieve a pleasing bokeh quality.

The lens is also sold under a number of different brands such as Walimex, Rokinon, Vivitar and Bower.

Poised for portraiture, the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 is a short-telephoto lens characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture. The bright design offers great control over depth of field, for isolating subjects using selective focus, and also excels in low-light conditions. The optical design features four high refractive index elements, which help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize high sharpness and clarity. One extra-low dispersion element is also featured, which controls color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize a high degree of clarity and color accuracy. Individual elements also feature an Ultra Multi-Coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast in strong lighting. Complementing the optical design is an Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor, and an internal focusing design, which offers fast and quiet autofocus performance. Additionally, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to pleasing bokeh quality.

  • Samyang has an AF 85mm f/1.4 lens that works on Canon EF-mount, Canon RF-mount, Nikon XF, NIkon Z, and Sony FE. It was designed for full-frame DSLRs, however can also be used on APS-C models where it provides a 136mm equivalent focal length.

  • Very bright f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and offers great control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus.

  • One hybrid aspherical element is used to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and accurate rendering.

  • An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to individual elements in order to reduce flare and ghosting for increased contrast and a neutral color balance.

  • Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor delivers quick, quiet autofocus performance. An AF/MF switch is also featured for seamless switching between focusing modes.

  • Internal focusing design maintains the overall lens length and prevents the front of the lens from rotating during use.

  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.

  • Included lens hood helps to block stray light from causing flare and ghosting.


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Specifications
Primary specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 85 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Canon EF
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.4
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 9
Groups 7
Special elements / coatings 1 hybrid element + UMC coating
Focus
Minimum focus 0.90 m (35.43)
Maximum magnification 0.11×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 485 g (1.07 lb)
Diameter 88 mm (3.46)
Length 72 mm (2.83)
Sealing Yes
Color Black
Filter thread 77 mm
Hood supplied Yes
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Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 XF, EF, Z, RF, FE Lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5