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Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF

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Product Highlights
  • Covers Full-Frame Format Sensors
  • Very Fast T1.5 Maximum Aperture
  • 8 Blade Iris for Attractive Bokeh
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • "Declicked" Aperture Control Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 3.6'
  • Internal Focusing
  • Aspheric Lens Element Limits Distortion
  • Lens Multi-Coating Improves Transmission

The Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF produces a slightly telephoto angle-of-view on full-frame sensors. It features a very fast maximum aperture of T1.5 and an 8 blade iris, for shallow depth of field with attractive bokeh. The focus and aperture control rings are outfitted with industry standard gearing, which provides an interface for working with a traditional follow focus. The aperture control ring has also been "declicked", which facilitates smooth iris pulls.

The 85mm has a minimum focus distance of 3.6'. Internal focusing minimizes the effects of lens breathing, which insures a more consistent angle-of-view when adjusting focus. The lens is composed of 9 elements in 7 groups, including one aspherical element to reduce spherical aberrations. In addition, a multi-coated elements help improve light transmission.

85mm focal length for full-frame format
Very fast T1.5 maximum aperture
8 blade iris for attractive bokeh
Geared focus and aperture control rings
"Declicked" aperture control ring
Minimum focus distance of 3.6'
Internal focusing mitigates lens breathing
Aspheric lens element limits spherical aberration
Lens multi-coating improves transmission
Format 35mm full-frame
Mount Type Canon EF
Focal Length 85mm
Aperture Max: T1.5
Min: f/22
Iris Blades 8
Minimum Focus Distance 3.6' (1.1 m)
Focus Type manual focus only
Angle of View Full-frame: 28.3°
APS-C/DX: 19.1°
APS-C/Canon: 17.7°
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups (with 1 aspherical lens)
Filter Size 72 mm
Gear Pitch 0.8
Dimensions (Diam. x L) 3.07 x 2.94" (7.80 x 7.47 cm)
Weight 20.46 oz (580 g) with cap and hood
Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Detachable Lens Hood
  • Soft Lens Pouch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Samyang85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF
     
    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Professional quality (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (3)
      • In the studio (3)
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      5.0

      Fantastic Glass

      By Jake the Filmguy

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

        This product is amazing, for both a starting kit or if you have a well established set of gear. It is probably one of the best lenses I have used in terms of bang for its buck. It is impeccably sharp and the manual aperture is a personally preferred over digital. It is a must.

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        5.0

        Fantastic lens, especially for the price

        By Lennywood

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Professional Cameraman

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

            I own two C300 cameras that I use mostly for sit down interviews for ABC News, CBS News and some HBO shows. My go-to lens for this has been the Sigma 50-150/2.8, which I find better than my Canon 70-200/2.8 mk2 (which I sold after getting two of the 50-150 Sigmas) but lately this Samyang 85mm (which is the one this review is about) has become my new favorite for when I don't need to zoom.

            I don't shoot it at 1.5 much, because for an interview, I can't even get both eyes in focus, but it's nice to know I have that option. Maybe for full frame stills this lens at 1.5 might be just slightly soft, but for video, that's not necessarily a bad thing. By 2.0 is nice an sharp except for the corners, but video cameras are cropped sensor cameras, So I can't even tell. The eyes are never in the corners of the frame, and that's what I need to be tack sharp. Even at 2.0, the background is nice and blurry.

            The fact that it is a "cine" lens makes it even more useful to me. I can't wait for Samyang to make a 50/1.5 cine. If it's anywhere nears as good as this one, I will be getting the full set (the 35/1.4 is supposed to be great too)

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            5.0

            Unbeatable at the price

            By ChrisFromVision

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Professional Artist

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                  Comments about Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                  This is an awesome lens, that produces a beautiful image. Skin tones are beautiful on this one, and it is a fantastic portrait lens, especially with natural light, I've found. All of that and with this price I can only say BUY IT NOW!

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product!!!

                  By igabas

                  from Engenheiro Coelho, BRAZIL

                  About Me Independent Filmmaker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality
                  • Well built

                  Cons

                  • A Little Soft At T15

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                  simple loved the Bokeh, the Built quality, the performance, especially from the soft and firm grip from both gears (focus and aperture).

                  Of course the image at T1.5 isn't as sharp as a Carl Zeiss Cine lens or a Canon's but, for this range os price, there's none to match.

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                  5.0

                  Great lens for the price!

                  By Taylre

                  from Kansas City, MO

                  About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                    A sharp lens for the price. Great Bokeh! I enjoy being able to have a free iris. The only thing to be aware of is that you will probably need to have a follow focus as the focus pull is quite long. I would recommend this lens for sure.

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