Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon

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Product Highlights

  • Telephoto Portrait Lens
  • Designed For Full-Frame Cameras
  • Manual Focus
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 3.3'
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lense -- Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 overview

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The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon gives you a medium telephoto field of view that's ideal for portraits. With a hybrid aspherical lens and multi-layer coating, you can produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 85mm lens focuses as close as 3.3' (1.0 m). This lens is designed for use with full-frame film and digital cameras, but may also be used with cameras with APS-C sized sensors.

Bright f/1.4 medium telephoto portrait lens
Lens is constructed with one hybrid aspherical element for outstanding, sharply defined images
Lens features multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images
Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 3.3' (1.0 m) for enhanced portrait shots
This lens is designed for use with full-frame film and digital cameras, but may also be used with cameras with APS-C sized sensors.
UPC: 084438760163
In the Box
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon
  • Lens Pouch
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Samyang 85mm f/1.4 specs

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    Focal Length 85mm
    Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 127.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
    Angle of View 28.3°
    APS-C Picture Angle: 17.7°
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.28' (1.0 m)
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 8
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    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.07 x 2.94" (78 x 74.7 mm)
    Weight 19.01 oz (539 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 5.6 x 4.5"

    Samyang 85mm f/1.4 reviews

    85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for a great price 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.
    Date published: 2013-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow! 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.
    Date published: 2015-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkable quality for an inexpensive lens. 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.
    Date published: 2015-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value Lens 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!
    Date published: 2012-08-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disliked I bought this because of the manual settings, yet when the picture appeared sharp through the lens, it was anything but after shooting.
    Date published: 2015-02-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not perfect but worth an addition to your kit for the price This lens is ideal for portraits and still life photography. Being f1.4 the depth of field is so small you really have to take your time with this lens since it is manual focus. If you're doing run and gun I would not recommend using this lens. But the manual focus does force you to slow down and think about your composition. It is sharp wide open and the bokeh is really nice, however there is some severe chromatic abberration when shooting in bright light and high contrast when shooting wide open. It feels solidly built. I don't know how often I will use this lens because I actually prefer using my 70-200mm f2.8 for portraits seems to get similar depth of field and bokeh if you double the distance from your subject, but there will be times when in tight spaces that 200mm won't work or when in a dark conditions where f2.8 will not let enough light in so this is a great option to have. Full manual, no image stabalization, and exif data but the image quality you can get with this lens, at $230 it probably is the second best value for money (the 50mm Canon f1.8 is still the best bang for your buck in my opinion)
    Date published: 2018-05-29
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