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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E

BH #SA8514FFS • MFR #SYIO85AF-E
Samyang
Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Four High Refractive Index Elements
Poised for portraiture, the Sony E-mount Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 is a short-telephoto lens characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture. The bright design offers great control over depth of field, for isolating subjects using selective focus, and also excels in low-light conditions. The optical design features four high refractive index elements, which help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize high sharpness and clarity. One extra-low dispersion element is also featured, which controls color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize a high degree of clarity and color accuracy. Individual elements also feature an Ultra Multi-Coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast in strong lighting. Complementing the optical design is an Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor, and an internal focusing design, which offers fast and quiet autofocus performance. Additionally, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to pleasing bokeh quality.
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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Overview

Poised for portraiture, the Sony E-mount Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 is a short-telephoto lens characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture. The bright design offers great control over depth of field, for isolating subjects using selective focus, and also excels in low-light conditions. The optical design features four high refractive index elements, which help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize high sharpness and clarity. One extra-low dispersion element is also featured, which controls color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize a high degree of clarity and color accuracy. Individual elements also feature an Ultra Multi-Coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast in strong lighting. Complementing the optical design is an Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor, and an internal focusing design, which offers fast and quiet autofocus performance. Additionally, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to pleasing bokeh quality.

Portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used on APS-C models where it provides a 127.5mm 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.
Four high refractive index elements are used to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
One extra-low dispersion element helps to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize notable color accuracy and clarity.
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 and an internal focusing design 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.
Weather-sealed design suits working in inclement weather conditions.
Included lens hood helps to block stray light from causing flare and ghosting.
UPC: 084438766127

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28.9°
Minimum Focus Distance2.95' / 90 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.46 x 3.92" / 88 x 99.5 mm
Weight1.25 lb / 568 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.87 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.1 x 5.2 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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