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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras

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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras
Key Features
  • Sony E-Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • Compatible with Full Frame and APS-C
  • 127.5mm (35mm Equivalent on APS-C Sensor)
The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras is a compact telephoto prime lens that is compatible with both full frame and APS-C formats and provides a focal length equivalence of 127.5mm when used on Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless digital cameras. The fast, bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and provides shallow depth of field control.
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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Overview

The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras is a compact telephoto prime lens that is compatible with both full frame and APS-C formats and provides a focal length equivalence of 127.5mm when used on Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless digital cameras. The fast, bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and provides shallow depth of field control.

This manual focus and manual exposure lens features an internal focusing mechanism that maintains the overall lens length during focusing and does not rotate the front of the lens, making it well-suited for use with polarizers or graduated neutral density filters.

One aspherical element is incorporated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and produce imagery with a degree of sharpness and clarity. A UMC multi-coating has also been applied to lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich images.

The lens is compatible with full frame and APS-C format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
Telephoto prime lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 127.5mm when used on a Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless digital camera.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and provides greater control over focusing for selective focus and shallow depth of field imagery.
One aspherical element has been integrated into the lens' design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and contribute to high overall sharpness.
UMC multi-coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery.
Manual focus design incorporates an internal focusing mechanism that maintains the overall length of the lens when focusing.
Eight-blade rounded diaphragm produces an aesthetic out-of-focus quality that is well suited to shallow depth of field applications.
UPC: 084438762051

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28.3°
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 3.98" / 7.8 x 10.11 cm
Weight20.11 oz / 570 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.655 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.5 x 5.1"

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Reviews

Highly recommended

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-22

Great performance for the price. Highly recommended.

First portrait lens

By Lionel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-01

I've never owned a dedicated portrait lens before. I usually used a wide to telephoto zoom to cover portraits unless using medium format. The lens itself does everything I wanted it to and more. If you're looking for an inexpensive alternative to your brand's 85 you won't go wrong buying this.

Perfect Lens

By Baxter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-19

This is a great lens! Bought it for a shoot I had recently and it was AMAZING.

my favourite lens

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-03

I was looking for a little longer lens for night photography. This one was so inexpensive I decided to try it. It's too long for big pano Milky Way shots but for night cityscape, blue hour and day landscape shots it's superb. I found the infinity focus, taped it with gaffers tape and rarely use it for anything else. Very sharp, great color.

Incredible value

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-11

This isn't a perfect lens, but it's practically unbeatable for the price. I've had it for over a year now so I have a good idea of what works and what doesn't for me, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons, especially at the value. The elephant in the room is that it is entirely manual, so there will be a bit of a learning curve if you aren't used to that, but Fuji's focus peaking makes focusing a breeze. A lens like this is definitely geared towards portraits, and it does a great job at that. It isn't the sharpest lens in the world, but it's dang good, and it works well with post-sharpening filters. It adds a significant amount of weight to my X-T2, but with a battery grip it balances out quite nicely. It definitely has issues with CA in harsh light, but it's not a dealbreaker by any means. Stopping down to f/2 sharpens the images up quite a bit, but they look quite nice wide open. All of the included images have had some amount of post-processing, but they still represent what this lens is capable of quite well. If you need a fast portrait shooter and don't want to go all the way to the Fuji 90mm f/2, this is your next best bet!

Excellent

By L
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-18

I’m very happy with this lens. I use it with my Sony a7s for night photography. It lets in the right amount of light for great night viewing.

Very Good but not perfect

By Yves
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

I use it with a Fuji X-T3 and an Olympus E-M5-III. What I like: price, built quality, sharpness even at full aperture What I don't like: all manual, no chip to transmit focal and aperture to the camera, minimum distance of 1 meter, chromatic aberration at f/1.4 in high contrast situations.

Mi lente favorita!!!

By Marcelo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-16

Compre este lente 85 mm para mi Pentax K-70 y la verdad es que estoy muy conforme con la compra. La nitidez es excepcional y si bien el enfoque es manual con un poco de practica se logran enfoques casi perfectos. Para el caso de Pentax cuenta con la posibilidad de usar en modo Av situando el anillo de diafragma en la posicin A y el dial de la maquina en Av. Tambin se puede usar la funcin Catch Up de la maquina que permite un disparo justo cuando el sujeto se encuentra en foco para ello he usado unas de las funciones de personalizacin U del dial de la cmara para tener asi la opcin de enfoque manual en la funcin Av y la de disparo Catch Up en la funcin U.

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Does it fit Sony A7?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras is a full frame lens, and can be used on full frame E-mount cameras, such as the a7.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2019-01-14

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i got this lens for my Sony a6000 and what noticed is whenever I turn the focusing ring the lens moves a tiny bit on the Mount and knocks back and forth , is that the same case with these lenses or i got a bad copy?
Asked by: c m.
For this inquiry, it would be best to send your inquiry to our Customer Service Department at 1-800-221-5743 or 1-212-239-7765. You may also reach them via Live Chat or e-mail to [email protected] We apologize for any inconvenience.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Does it Auto Focus on the a6000?
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens offers no electric contacts with the camera body. Therefore focusing is manual.
Answered by: Guy J.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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is there something different between this lens and the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Rokinon is the makers brand (ROK for Republic of Korea), Samyang is a second brand of the same maker. There is no difference other than branding between these lenses.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2019-05-23

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How many days will it take to deliver this lense .?
Asked by: abi s.
It would depend on your specific location. You can view estimated shipping times here: <a href= https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/HelpCenter/Shipping.jsp#freeShipping target= _blank >https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/HelpCenter/Shipping.jsp#freeShipping</a>
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

I have a Nikon D7100 that has a motor built in. Can it autofocus this lens even though it is a manual focus lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
No it cannot. The D7100 requires that the lenses be designed to be focused automatically (aka Autofocus lenses). A lens such as this which is designated as a manual focus only lens cannot be autofocused even if the camera has an autofocus engine in it. That is one of the reasons this lens is as affordable as it is.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Hi, I just ordered this lens upon seeing it but I can't find info about this anywhere other than B&H photo, not even on the Samyang site. Just wanted to make sure this is an actual product that will ship in 7-14 days like your website says. :)Thank you, Ali
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 is a manual aperture/manual focus lens, designed to fit on the X-mount Fuji cameras. It is estimated to ship in 7-14 days, and you will receive a shipping confirmation and tracking number once it does.
Answered by: Chris L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is the focusing machine action on this lens silent for use in video capture? (when using auto-focus)
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, this lens is manual focus only, which would be very ideal for shooting video since it does not produce any sound.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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