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Samyang85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Nice bokeh (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Low light (3)
    • Night photography (3)
    • Video (3)
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    5.0

    Amazing, just beautiful.

    By Deabru

    from Mexico city.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Night Photography
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras:

    It is a fairly rigid lens with a very good construction so it feels very strong. It is a heavy lens, more than any other micro four thirds lens, so with my GH3 and Battery Grip makes a whole too heavy. Although I will see to it no problem.

    Manual focus makes it a little slow to shoot, also to be totally mechanic is a bit complicated, but it is something that is a matter of getting used to.

    Furthermore photos are super sharp and be as bright, helps a lot in low light and Bokeh, is incredibly beautiful.

    May become my favorite lens.

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    Es un lente bastante rígido, con una construcción muy buena por lo que se siente muy fuerte. Es un lente pesado, más que cualquier otro lente micro cuatro tercios, con lo que junto a mi GH3 y el Grip de la batería hacen que en conjunto pese demasiado. Aunque yo a eso no le veo ningún problema.

    El enfoque manual lo hace un poco lento a la hora de disparar, también al ser totalmente mecánico es un poco complicado, pero es algo que es cuestión de acostumbrarte.

    Por otro lado las fotos quedan súper nítidas y al ser tan luminoso, te ayuda mucho en condiciones de poca luz y el Bokeh, es increíblemente hermoso.

    Puede llegar a ser mi lente preferido.

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    5.0

    Awesome lens!

    By Jimmy D

    from Plymouth, MN

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras:

      I bought this lens based on the reviews and the fact that I needed a high quality telephoto prime lens for my GH4. This lens has not disappointed and is FAR better than I had expected. The focus ring is super smooth and the image quality is SUPERB. I love the bokeh this lens produces. For the price, you really can't beat this lens. It's super solid and reminds me of my old Canon L series 200mm F2.8. What a value. Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed.

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      5.0

      good for Artistic video

      By Justin

      from San Francisco

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras:

          Good for artistic videography.
          Nice image quality, but you need to practice focusing and other stuffs for shooting. Everything is manual, it is fun though.

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          5.0

          Great Value - Cannot Be Beat for MFT

          By Phoxrox

          from Phoenix Arizona

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Sharp Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Big
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras:

          For Micro Four Thirds cameras, you cannot beat the value of this lens for the price. There are no other native format lenses in this focal length. This lens is part of my collection of manual focus fast prime lenses. I have owned used legacy manual lenses (e.g., Canon, Nikon) that needed an adapter, and fast lenses (< f/2) get to be expensive. This Samyang (same as Rokinon) gives you at least one more stop, and sharp across the frame even wide open at f/1.4. I also had a 4/3 version of this lens that I sold because of the expense of the adapter. I like that this lens is all in one with no need for an adapter. Because this lens is made in many versions for different mounts, this MFT version is a bit on the long side, but that is the trade off for not needing an adapter. Another advantage on MFT is that this lens was designed to cover full frame, which, on MFT, provides improved sharpness at the edges for brighter apertures. This lens is well made - mostly metal and glass. The quality of the front cap and hood have been improved compared to the earlier one I owned. It is on the big and heavy side, but not much bigger or heavier than my other quality manual focus MFT Voigtlander lenses. This is the trade off for precision fast manual lenses. The controls (focus and aperture) are precise and easy to use. I noticed on this lens, just like the earlier one I owned, that the alignment of the eight aperture blades at smaller apertures is not all that symmetrical, but it does not appear to affect photos.

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