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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC Aspherical Lens for Sony

You Pay: $269.00
Product Highlights
  • Mounts Directly to Sony Alpha Cameras
  • Compact and Simple Design
  • Bright f/1.4 Aperture
  • Aspherical Type Lens
  • Smooth Internal Focusing Mechanism
  • Ideal Portrait Lens

The 85mm f/1.4 IF MC Aspherical Lens for Sony by Samyang is an ideal portrait lens. The f/1.4 aperture allows in a great deal of light and its focal length is perfect for capturing undistorted facial features. Each lens within its system has a multilayered, anti-reflective coating which reduces reflections of light on the lens surface and its internal focusing system provides smooth, grab-free manual focusing, which is also conducive to assured portrait photography. An iris diaphragm design helps to produce excellent bokeh, the slightly blurred, out-of-focus background that is a desired component of quality portraiture. Another budget-friendly, quality lens by Samyang.

Dedicated for use on Sony Alpha DSLR cameras.
Smooth, internal focusing manual control
Multi-layered, anti-reflective coating
Budget-friendly aspherical lens ideal for portraiture and everyday use.
Performance
Focal Length 85mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 28.3°
APS-C Picture Angle: 18.8°
Tilt/Shift Not Specified By Manufacturer
Minimum Focus Distance 3.28' (1.0 m)
Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 9/7 1
Please Note:

1 Aspherical

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Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Flash Synchronization Not Specified By Manufacturer
Exposure Control Not Specified By Manufacturer
Physical
Filter Thread Front:72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.07 x 2.92" (78 x 74.2 mm)
Weight 1.13 lb (513 g)
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC Aspherical Lens for Sony
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Pouch
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    Samyang85mm f/1.4 IF MC Aspherical Lens for Sony
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent output (4)
    • Durable (4)
    • Nice bokeh (4)
    • Easily interchangeable (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low light (4)
      • Night photography (4)
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      4.0

      85mm on APS-C (135mm) Sony A77

      By Nguyening

      from Greater Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Sharp
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Hard Focus Ring
      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Cars
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC Aspherical Lens for Sony:

      Researched up on all 85 mm but ended up going with Samyang because of the price, and specs. At f/1.4 it is buttery smooth, it is sharp where it needs to be, and so far I like it! So this 85mm on an APS-C is around 135mm.
      I pulled the trigger on this lens mainly because of the Sony A77 peaking mode, where it highlights the area in focus with yellow colored lines so you know where you are focusing on. The only thing I don't like about it is the focus ring, there is too much friction, I think you have to apply more force than you normally should in a manual focus.

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      5.0

      It comes highly recommended.

      By Haji

      from Mangaf, Kuwait

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Video

        Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC Aspherical Lens for Sony:

        I bought this lens as an alternative to the f1.4/85 mm by Sony. So far I haven't regretted the purchase. I like the value of the lens and the build quality. While using the lens it doesn't feel cheap at all. The focusing ring is rather tight but I have no complaints with this lens. The image quality rivals many of the other lens in the same class. It is well worth a look if you are on a budget.

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        4.0

        Great Manual Lens!!

        By Aric the Prosumer

        from Pensacola, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC Aspherical Lens for Sony:

        Great lens for what it is... a manual control lens (focus & aperture). 4 stars for two reasons:
        (1) the lens hood easily turns from the "locked" position and so I am worrying about the hood falling off mid shot
        (2) the lens cap is awful, cannot remove and install cap with hood installed, ordered another lens cap with pinch grips on bid to win website(a must for this lens and only costs a few dollars).

        Otherwise it's a great lens. Using it on my a77 for 2 weeks now and have not been disappointed with image quality or bokeh. Must add if you don't mind manual controls!!!

        Cheers!

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        5.0

        Best Bang For The Buck

        By GMussio

        from Houston, Tx

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography
          • Video

          Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC Aspherical Lens for Sony:

          Honestly, this lens rivals Sigma's 85 f1.4 which runs for triple the price but is known for creamy bokeh and great image quality. Thoroughly impressed. The focus ring is nice and damp, but requires many turns to change focal plane even slightly. It was my only gripe with the lens but it does allow precise focusing. Paired with a Sony with peaking factor and manual focus zoom, you cant go wrong.

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