The 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip from Samyang gives you a medium telephoto field of view that's ideal for portraits. It includes a special chip that allows the lens to work with the camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering and auto white balance functions. With hybrid aspherical lenses 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', and includes a lens hood. This lens is designed for use with full-frame film and digital cameras, and may also be used with cameras with APS-C sized sensors.
- Telephoto Portrait Lens
- Designed For Full-Frame Cameras
- Manual Focus
- Hybrid Aspherical Lenses -- Sharp Images
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Overview
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Specs
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||28.3°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||3.28' / 1 m|
|Optical Design||9 Elements in 7 Groups|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus|
|Filter Size||72 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.07 x 2.84" / 77.98 x 72.14 mm|
|Weight||18.34 oz / 520 g|
|Package Weight||1.8 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||9.9 x 5.7 x 4.4"|
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Reviews
Very Good but not perfect
I use it with a Fuji X-T3 and an Olympus E-M5-III. What I like: price, built quality, sharpness even at full aperture What I don't like: all manual, no chip to transmit focal and aperture to the camera, minimum distance of 1 meter, chromatic aberration at f/1.4 in high contrast situations.
This is a great lens! Bought it for a shoot I had recently and it was AMAZING.
my favourite lens
I was looking for a little longer lens for night photography. This one was so inexpensive I decided to try it. It's too long for big pano Milky Way shots but for night cityscape, blue hour and day landscape shots it's superb. I found the infinity focus, taped it with gaffers tape and rarely use it for anything else. Very sharp, great color.
This isn't a perfect lens, but it's practically unbeatable for the price. I've had it for over a year now so I have a good idea of what works and what doesn't for me, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons, especially at the value. The elephant in the room is that it is entirely manual, so there will be a bit of a learning curve if you aren't used to that, but Fuji's focus peaking makes focusing a breeze. A lens like this is definitely geared towards portraits, and it does a great job at that. It isn't the sharpest lens in the world, but it's dang good, and it works well with post-sharpening filters. It adds a significant amount of weight to my X-T2, but with a battery grip it balances out quite nicely. It definitely has issues with CA in harsh light, but it's not a dealbreaker by any means. Stopping down to f/2 sharpens the images up quite a bit, but they look quite nice wide open. All of the included images have had some amount of post-processing, but they still represent what this lens is capable of quite well. If you need a fast portrait shooter and don't want to go all the way to the Fuji 90mm f/2, this is your next best bet!
I’m very happy with this lens. I use it with my Sony a7s for night photography. It lets in the right amount of light for great night viewing.
for the price.. can't expect more. 1.4 look amazing
Mi lente favorita!!!
Compre este lente 85 mm para mi Pentax K-70 y la verdad es que estoy muy conforme con la compra. La nitidez es excepcional y si bien el enfoque es manual con un poco de practica se logran enfoques casi perfectos. Para el caso de Pentax cuenta con la posibilidad de usar en modo Av situando el anillo de diafragma en la posicin A y el dial de la maquina en Av. Tambin se puede usar la funcin Catch Up de la maquina que permite un disparo justo cuando el sujeto se encuentra en foco para ello he usado unas de las funciones de personalizacin U del dial de la cmara para tener asi la opcin de enfoque manual en la funcin Av y la de disparo Catch Up en la funcin U.
First portrait lens
I've never owned a dedicated portrait lens before. I usually used a wide to telephoto zoom to cover portraits unless using medium format. The lens itself does everything I wanted it to and more. If you're looking for an inexpensive alternative to your brand's 85 you won't go wrong buying this.
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