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Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E

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Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Customizable Control/Focus Ring
  • Autofocus with Manual Override
  • 3 HR, 1 ED, 2 ASP Elements
The Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II is a fast and compact normal prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras. It present several features that punch well above its class while still maintaining a small and lightweight profile.
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Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 II Overview

The Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE II is a fast and compact normal prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras. It present several features that punch well above its class while still maintaining a small and lightweight profile.
The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture pairs with a nine-blade diaphragm to benefit selective focus and shallow depth of field imaging with smooth bokeh, making it an ideal lens for portraiture. An Ultra Multi Coating has been applied to lens elements to reduce flare and ghosting for higher contrast and color fidelity. The optical design incorporates three High Refractive, one Extra Low Dispersion, and two Aspherical elements.
To compliment the imaging capabilities, the lens sports a customizable focus ring that can be changed to perform other functions through convenient switch located on the barrel. A Linear STM autofocus motor is used to produce quick, smooth, and quiet performance with full-time manual focus override, and a non-rotating filter, along with features like Internal AF and reduced focus breathing make it an optimal lens for video.

  • Prime normal-length lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 75mm equivalent focal length.
  • Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low-light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques
  • A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
  • The integrated autofocus motor works in conjunction with Sony cameras' focusing systems for quick, accurate, and precise AF control. Manual focus override is also available for refining your focus position
  • Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 084438767322

Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 II Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
15.7" / 40 cm
Maximum Magnification
Optical Design
11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.2 x 3.5" / 80.1 x 88.9 mm
14.8 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7 x 5.6 x 5.2"

Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 II Reviews

Okay for the price

Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-27

I was looking for a 50mm F1.4 and this fit the bill. I looked at reviews and decided to take the plunge and buy it. Build quality is not bad, I just don't like to focus ring at all. It is extremely stiff. The other thing I'm not a fan of is the focus hunting. I have a variety of Sigma Art Lenses and Sony G lenses and none hunt has much as this. This is def going back. I'll just wait until Sigma releases a 50mm art lens or maybe a contemporary.

Amazing lens!

By Luis D.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

This lens is super sharp! And the autofocus is fast and accurate! Much better than other most expensive 50mm lens.

Sharp and Light

By Albert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

I have the Sony 24mm f1.4 lens and Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art DN lens for my Sony A7R4. Those lenses are superb. I wanted to get a 50mm f1.4 and read many reviews, watched youtube about different options. The Sony 50mmf1.2 is always out of stock, also not very light, which is the case for large aperture 50mm. This Samyang 50mm f1.4 is light. I watched a youtube review stating eye AF is not good, not consistent. I figured to give it a try and bought it. I immediately tested eye AF with my A7R4. Focus was spot on and fast, albeit my subject didn't move much. The images were quite sharp at F1.4, about the same as my sigma 85mmf1.4. I'll do more testing with fast moving subject to see if the eye AF is still good. But so far, I'm quite happy with its performance and light weight. I don't see any more need to get the Sony 50mmf1.2. Traveling with 2 light F1.4 primes: the sony 24mm and this 50mm is great.

Great Lens

By Jonathan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-26

Received this lens last week try with Sony A7C on my cats... foucs nailed like 8 out of 10... especially on my black cat. Some time you can hear the focus hunt...Other than that I think this is a great Lens for the price.

Huge upgrade from previous version

By Trevor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-10

Whatever you've heard / experienced with the previous mark I of this lens, forget it. This lens is an incredible for the price, samyang really stepped up with the mark II. AF is now quick and reliable, compared to the constant slow hunting on the mark I. I work primarily in video, and I can't state how big of an upgrade it is in that department. Photo is even better. Tested side by side with Sony 50mm GM and couldn't spot the difference in AF. Not bad for less than half the price. Image quality is great as long as you stop down a bit (1.4 is a little soft for my liking, but I think it's still passable). 1.8 and up is tac sharp. Build quality on the lens is also much better. Metal, solid focus ring, not too heavy. Feels premium, big upgrade over the cheap I love this lens. If you're a 50mm shooter and are looking for a quality budget alternative to the GM, I think this is your lens.

Blown Away By The Performance!

By Charlie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-18

I had just tried out the Sony 50mm G-Master f1.2 earlier in April. It was a fine lens but I just couldn't justify spending two grand and change on a single lens when I still needed to buy some other focal range Glass. After buying two other priority third party lenses with the same money, I still had a little cash left over. After seeing the glowing Dustin Abbot review of the Samyang, I decided to try it. Sure, it's no G-Master as far as options and build quality but the picture quality is right up there! On my Sony 60 MP sensor, I couldn't detect that much difference. Auto-Focus is perfect. What a lens! What a price!

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is this lens supported in adobe lightroom for ...

is this lens supported in adobe lightroom for lens correction?
Asked by: Carlos
According to Adobe, a minimum of version 6.7 or 9.7 of Lightroom will offer the lens correction profile for the Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 EF II Lens for Sony E.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-01-10
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