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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip

You Pay: $295.00
Product Highlights
  • Telephoto Portrait Lens
  • Designed For Full-Frame Cameras
  • Manual Focus
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses -- Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 3.3'
  • Lens Hood Included
  • Chip Allows Focus Confirm, Auto Modes

The 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip from Samyang gives you a medium telephoto field of view that's ideal for portraits. It includes a special chip that allows the lens to work with the camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering and auto white balance functions. With hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating, you can produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 85mm lens focuses as close as 3.3' (30.48 cm) from the lens, and includes a lens hood. This lens is designed for use with full-frame film and digital cameras, and may also be used with cameras with APS-C sized sensors.

Special chip allows the use of camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering, auto white balance
Bright f/1.4 medium telephoto portrait lens
Lens is constructed with hybrid aspherical elements for outstanding, sharply defined images
Lens features super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images
Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 3.3' (1.0 m) for enhanced portrait shots
Designed for use with full-frame cameras, and may also be used with APS-C cameras
Removable lens hood included
Performance
Focal Length 85mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 127.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 28.3°
APS-C Picture Angle: 17.7°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.28' (1.0 m)
Elements/Groups 9/7
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.07 x 2.84" (78 x 72.2 mm)
Weight 18.34 oz (520 g)
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip
  • Lens Pouch
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Samyang85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Nice bokeh (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low light (4)
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      4.0

      Excellent Value

      By Speed of Light Photography

      from Peoria, AZ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

        Awesome value if you can live without AF and deal with manual aperture. I use it on my Nikon D700 and my Fuji X-T1 with an adaptor. In both cases, it works flawlessly. The IQ is in the same league with my Nikkor 85 1.4D. I use it mainly for portraits so manual focus is not a big deal. It's very sharp wide open and gets better when you stop down. Even at f1.8 the sharpness and contrast is greatly improved over f1.4, however you most definitely can shoot it at 1.4 and get great results.
        It would be a good sports lens for certain indoor sports if it had AF, but I would not suggest photographing moving objects with this lens. The DOF is very thin at 1.4 and you'll end up very frustrated. For anything that holds relatively still however, this is quite a good bargain lens for the performance it puts out.
        Build quality is good even with some plastic parts. The lens is heavy and feels solid in hand so I don't anticipate problems related to durability if you can minimize abuse. Heck, even if it doesn't last, you can buy four or five of them for the same price as a Nikon or Canon equivalent.

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        5.0

        Great lens for the price

        By James Tippet Photography

        from Norman, OK

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

        I'm an automotive photographer and auto focus isn't that big of a deal unless I'm using it for events. Used this lens last weekend at an Oklahoma drift event and it worked flawlessly. Def. a great lens if you don't care about auto focus. Super sharp wide open.

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        4.0

        Just what I needed.

        By Rich Ples

        from Berkeley Heights, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great low light lens

        Cons

        • Needs Auto-focus

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light

        Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

        I needed a fast lens to shoot indoor HS sporting events. Basketball, ice hockey, fencing, swim meets etc.. Some HS gymnasiums have very poor lighting!!!! Also happy that I got the version with the Focus Confirm Chip. My Nikon D7000 couples with this lens nicely ensuring correct manual focus. The f/1.4 max apreture gave me the flexability to shoot between that and f/2.8. I was able to keep the iso at 1600 or lower while shooting in apreture priority mode to get the fastest shutter speed while keeping digital noise to a minimum. New equipment always comes with a learning curve and this lens is no exception. For capturing fast action I needed to re-learn how to pre focus. (There were no AF lenses around when I bought my first camera, a Nikon F in 1970) Bottom line is, when "I got it right" the pics were sharp and crisp. Great action shots. I only gave it 4 stars because it could really use auto focus.

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        5.0

        Great Lens!

        By NikonPhotoGuy

        from Toronto, ON

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip:

          Excellent build quality, there is a lot of metal on this lens.
          Image quality is great for photo and video.
          The focus ring is a little tight, but smooth. I thought it would be a little looser.
          If you plan on shooting anything with action, forget about it and get the nikon 85mm with autofocus. Manual focus does take time.
          Also, it doesn't focus on close up objects.
          As i mainly shoot video on a tripod with this lens, the Samyang fulfills my requirements.

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