Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Pentax

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Pentax

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Pentax

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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Pentax

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  • 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 Pentax 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.
This lens features a mechanical aperture coupling that permits the use of aperture priority and automated exposure modes, as well as the ability to control the aperture setting with Pentax DSLRs
UPC: 084438760187
In the Box
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Pentax
  • 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

    Focal Length 85mm
    Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 127.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Pentax K
    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
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.07 x 2.88" / 78 x 73.2 mm
    Weight 18.10 oz / 513 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 5.6 x 4.4"

    Samyang 85mm f/1.4 reviews

    85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Pentax is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than anticipated I got this Samyang 85mm f1.4 in Pentax mount. There is A position on aperture ring so this lens works in aperture priority mode very nice. Didn't try other modes as I use them seldom. It meters correctly and exposures are perfect. You can change aperture at the dial on camera body. Mine is Pentax K5 II. All you need to do with this lens is to focus it manually. Basically, your hand is motor for this lens. However on Pentax, there is available focus indicator in the optical viewfinder, and once you achieve focus it will blink / beep so you may shoot. Initially, I didn't adjust any focus correction in the camera body and focus indication was not reliable. However, once I dialed the focus correction to -10, I could perfectly rely on it, i.e. on f1.4 once the indicator would blink I could shoot with confidence. Photos are sharp even at f1.4, sometimes incredibly sharp, and I only shoot at it, i.e. fully wide open to get amazingly smooth bokeh in outdoor portraits. Background simply melts around your subjects. Now, all you need is to practice getting focus on these settings, and it gets better every day. Especially if you're taking portraits, since the subjects are static, this lens is more than adequate. Build quality of the lens is stunning. There's nothing to creep, no loose parts, metal mount and high tolerances of manufacturing. Lens is compact in size and has good weight. Lot of glass in it. Very high quality product overall. Amazing value for the money paid. BHPhoto delivered this lens as stated in their email after purchase many thousands miles away. This was my first time I shopped at BH and I am more than happy.
    Date published: 2014-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional lens for the price A fantastic portrait lens suitable also for astrophotography thanks to the 1.4 max aperture. Sharpness is very good at every aperture; it is a bit soft at f/1.4, but at f/4 it is very sharp and still has great bokeh. Focusing ring is very precise and comfortable, you will get use very quickly with manual focus. The minimum focus distance is 1 m (or 3.3') so the lens is not suitable for close-ups. A bit heavy but very well built. It works also on the new full frame Pentax K1. I absolutely reccomend this lens.
    Date published: 2016-08-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great value So far so good. Its a great value. My only concerns with the lens is that the focus ring is stiff, almost too stiff to focus quickly. Minimum focus distance is also quite far so there wont be any close ups unless your using an extension tube. The build quality is very nice, the photos are sharp where it counts. And with some extension tubes, actually makes a nice macro lens with the wide aperture. 4 star because of the stiff focus ring
    Date published: 2017-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Bang for Your Buck! I'm excited about the possibilities with this lens. It just has a solid feel to it. Yes,it is a manual focus lens but you should know that by reading the description of the product. If you've never used manual focus much, practice and you'll save a lot of money and at the same time have a high quality portrait lens at your disposal! It's a little soft wide open but you can still get quality images. Stop it down to f/5.6 or f/8 and it's tack sharp. If you're going to be photographing fast moving subjects, you need to look elsewhere. Otherwise, buy this lens and you won't be disappointed!
    Date published: 2016-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp! Very hard to focus at f1.4 but when you get it right it's awesome!
    Date published: 2018-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended My favorite lens for portrait work. It has excellent built quality and even with the size it's very comfortable when used off a tripod. Be aware that this lens minimum focus distance is about 3 feet.
    Date published: 2015-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality lens I am extremely satisfied with this lens also this lens is a perfect for Pentax K-1. It s sharp wide open and contrast is pretty nice.
    Date published: 2017-02-01
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    Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Q&A

    Samyang 85mm f/1.4 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Pentax K-1
    • Pentax K-1 II
    • Pentax K-3 II
    • Pentax K-70
    • Pentax K-S2
    • Pentax KP
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