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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF Lens for Canon EF

BH #SA8514FFC • MFR #SYIO85AF-C
Samyang
Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Hybrid Aspherical Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
Mixing a flattering focal length with a fast design, the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF is a Canon EF-mount lens well-suited for portraiture. Its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture enables extensive control over depth of field for using selective focus, and it also excels in low-light conditions. The optical design features a hybrid aspherical element, which controls distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. Individual elements also sport an Ultra Multi-Coating to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast in various lighting conditions. Benefitting the optics, the lens also features an Ultrasonic Dual Linear autofocus motor for quick and accurate focusing performance. Additionally, the rounded nine-blade diaphragm helps to achieve a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Overview

Mixing a flattering focal length with a fast design, the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF is a Canon EF-mount lens well-suited for portraiture. Its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture enables extensive control over depth of field for using selective focus, and it also excels in low-light conditions. The optical design features a hybrid aspherical element, which controls distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. Individual elements also sport an Ultra Multi-Coating to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast in various lighting conditions. Benefitting the optics, the lens also features an Ultrasonic Dual Linear autofocus motor for quick and accurate focusing performance. Additionally, the rounded nine-blade diaphragm helps to achieve a pleasing bokeh quality.

Portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used on APS-C models where it provides a 136mm equivalent focal length.
Very bright f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and offers great control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus.
One hybrid aspherical element is used to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to individual elements in order to reduce flare and ghosting for increased contrast and a neutral color balance.
Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor delivers quick, quiet autofocus performance. An AF/MF switch is also featured for seamless switching between focusing modes.
Internal focusing design maintains the overall lens length and prevents the front of the lens from rotating during use.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Included lens hood helps to block stray light from causing flare and ghosting.
UPC: 084438765854

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28.4°
Minimum Focus Distance2.95' / 90 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.46 x 2.83" / 88 x 72 mm
Weight1.07 lb / 485 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.665 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.75 x 5.25 x 5.2"

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Reviews

Affordable and Wonderful!

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

I've had this lens for about a year and this lens has a beautiful rendition of the landscape when the lens is wide open. For a lens under $600, it has a wonderful f1.4 aperture with exceptional bokeh. Of course it's not perfect, it has VERY warm tones and colors, so make sure to adjust your white balance beforehand.

Amazing value for its price

By Ohad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-08

Just got it for my R5. Takes beautiful portraits with a very smooth bokeh at f/1.4.

Dam good lens!

By Rusty
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

Let's make no mistake this lens is not the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 but it is still a dam good lens. For me it feels awkward to hold in my hand due to it smoothest of the finish, but that is more on me than a fault of the lens. The quality of the images have exceeded my expectations and highly recommend this lens.

Beautiful Rendering and surprisingly sharp

By Thira
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

The bokeh at 1.4 is phenomenal. Much sharper than I expected with the price I paid. AF works great, if you're not a professional that needs all of the additional switches such as on the GM or Sigma versions, this is your lens. Also very lightweight and balances well on the a7R iii.

Fast and Beautiful Wide Open

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-16

Although I write this review after only a week of testing this lens, it's fast and has beautiful rendition of the scene at wide open. For such a competitive priced lens, it is a winner for portraits and fine art image creators that don't required great corner sharpness at f1.4 and perfect bokeh on the edges. This is not a perfect lens but it works great depending on what you are using it for.

Durable

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-07

I use this lens quite a bit. If this was a Canon lens, it would only get four stars. But for the price, this lens is quite good. (It is the only non-Canon lens I have.) There is a little more distortion than my other lenses, but it is not a lot and is easily correct in Lightroom. As for durability, I would give it 6 stars. It was knocked off and table and fell 3 1/2 feet onto solid rock. I was sure it would be busted up, but is was perfectly intact except for a small ding. I still can't believe it didn't shatter. I was grateful not to have to buy another lens.

ehh..... could be better!

By Vihar
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-25

Colors are too warm and gets sharper at f2.8. I guess you get what you pay for.....

Amazing product!!

By Deisi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-20

My husband loved his Christmas gift. The lens arrived in perfect condition and faster than expected.

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I can not find a single review on this lens for ...

I can not find a single review on this lens for CanonAF that is in English. Perhaps you can tell us how responsive and accurate the AF is on Canon? Thanks
Asked by: Shawn
We expect this lens to be just like all the other Samyang/Rokinon lenses, to wit: lenses that offer very good build quality, excellent sharpness and exceptional value. Here is one English review for you to peruse: https://bit.ly/2TA9zGE
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2020-07-15

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Will the lens station work on both the 85 mm and 14 mm lenses regardless if brand is Samyang or Rikonon?
Asked by: Ira
According to Samyang yes, you will be able to use the Rokinon and Samyang lens stations interchangeable. Just as long as it is the same lens mount.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-06-25

Is this a weather sealed lens?

Is this a weather sealed lens?
Asked by: Sander Noel
Hi, yes, this lens is weather-sealed.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2020-08-20

Does it work with canon 80d

Does it work with canon 80d
Asked by: J Joseph
Yes.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-02-01

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Does the Samyang lens station Does the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 lens station update require a Windows computer? Does it work with Macintosh?
Asked by: Art
Yes, works equally well with Mac or Windows.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-01-15

Does the lense work for R 6 canon or need ...

Does the lense work for R 6 canon or need firmware updation
Asked by: Sajeev
This lens would have the most current firmware to date.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-10-20

What is the difference between this and the ...

What is the difference between this and the Rokinon 85mm lens?
Asked by: Venkata
Samyang and Rokinon are one and the same, merely with a different name. So both of these lenses are actually the same lens.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-02-11

Does the E Mount version have good autofocus for ...

Does the E Mount version have good autofocus for video? Any breathing?
Asked by: Benny
Auto Focus with this lens is OK, definitely not the best available, but serviceable. There is visible Focus Breathing with this lens.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-07-01
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