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Samyang85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Strong construction (4)

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  • Low light (4)
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5.0

Remarkable quality for an inexpensive lens.

By Columba Kos

from Toronto, Ontario,Canada

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light

    Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon:

    You get the sense that your average Canon engineer will (on the QT) use Samyang lenses. No autofocus, no auto-aperture. When you stop down the lens, what you see is what you get. The focusing ring is mechanical, so you don't have any sense of disconnection, when you engage focus. How it should be?

    But, there's more: Lenses from Samyang are fast: F 1.4 is a very fast lens. Coupled with the obvious quality of the optics, you won't be disappointed. You may also discover extended battery life, as the camera does not power any lens functions.

    All told? A refreshing rediscovery about what photography is all about. Get away from autofocus, and embrace the art in all of its dimensions, including manual selection of focus and aperture.

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    1.0

    Disliked

    By poundsphoto

    from Albany

    Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon:

    I bought this because of the manual settings, yet when the picture appeared sharp through the lens, it was anything but after shooting.

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    5.0

    wow!

    By Ryan

    from Ottawa, Canada

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon:

      I have a Canon 5D Mark II and use the 135mm f2.0 whenever I can. Indoors it's a bit long so I bought the 85mm 1.4.

      I knew before buying this that is was manual everything. Put the camera in live view in manual on auto ISO and it's does adjust the exposure for you.

      This lens is the best blend of optical quality and price out there. Because of that, it gets my 5 star rating.

      PS the lens I got does not look like the one in the picture above. It lens may have been updated because mine had a more modern look, it looks like a Canon L series lens. There is no gold paint at, all red and white.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great lens for a great price

      By photo_chick

      from Arlington, Texas

      About Me Photography Student

      Pros

      • Nice Bokeh
      • Sharp
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Portraits
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon:

        Awesome lens no matter which branded version you get. Especially at this price. Yes, it's all manual. I've seen a lot of people say that will limit it to shooting video but I strongly disagree. Photographers shot for a very long time without auto focus. It's not difficult to nail the focus once you get a feel for the lens. That said, if you live by your AF then you would probably hate this lens.

        The lens is built solid, is very sharp and has great contrast with very little CA. If you want Canon L series optical quality but have no hope of affording the L series 85 this may be a good lens for you.

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        4.0

        Great Value Lens

        By Edge

        from Grand Cayman

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon:

        I use this lens for some portrait work as a photographer but mainly i use it for film! For me, this is where it shines. Its fully manual so dont expect any auto focus for it! I love how smooth the focus ring is, its quite stiff which makes for some good pull focus shots when filming. Build quality is great, not what you would expect from something in this price range its solid and quite heavy (in a good way).

        For any budding photographer or indi film maker this is a great little lens!

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