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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip

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Key Features
  • Telephoto Portrait Lens
  • Designed For Full-Frame Cameras
  • Manual Focus
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses -- Sharp Images
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.
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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Overview

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.

Special chip allows the use of camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering, auto white balance
Bright f/1.4 medium telephoto portrait lens
Lens is constructed with hybrid aspherical elements for outstanding, sharply defined images
Lens features super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images
Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 3.3' for enhanced portrait shots
Designed for use with full-frame cameras, and may also be used with APS-C cameras
Removable lens hood included
UPC: 084438760156

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28.3°
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 2.84" / 77.98 x 72.14 mm
Weight18.34 oz / 520 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 5.7 x 4.4"

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Reviews

Very Good but not perfect

By Yves
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

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.

Perfect Lens

By Baxter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-19

This is a great lens! Bought it for a shoot I had recently and it was AMAZING.

my favourite lens

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-03

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.

Incredible value

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-11

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!

Excellent

By L
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-18

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.

awesome

By Joulio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-09

for the price.. can't expect more. 1.4 look amazing

Mi lente favorita!!!

By Marcelo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-16

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

By Lionel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-01

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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I have a Nikon D7100 that has a motor built in. Can it autofocus this lens even though it is a manual focus lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
No it cannot. The D7100 requires that the lenses be designed to be focused automatically (aka Autofocus lenses). A lens such as this which is designated as a manual focus only lens cannot be autofocused even if the camera has an autofocus engine in it. That is one of the reasons this lens is as affordable as it is.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Are you guys selling the most recent red band one? As I think it is updated from the gold band one?
Asked by: Kyle Y.
Yes, we are selling the most current version of this lens.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

will this work on a nikon d7500

will this work on a nikon d7500
Asked by: Angelo
oh probably, pretty much for sure
Answered by: Adrian
Date published: 2020-06-21

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Can this be mounted on recently launched Nikon D850 ? Will it work properly?
Asked by: Jainam S.
Yes, this will function on the D850.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

How well does the focus confirm work?

How well does the focus confirm work?
Asked by: David
The focus confirmation works well on this lens. Most of our customers are quite pleased with it.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-05-13

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I am sorry, my earlier question was poorly posed. This Samyang SY85MAE-N lens, is this RoHS compliant?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 is RoHS compliant.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can this be adapted to a micro four thirds camera ...

Can this be adapted to a micro four thirds camera with a regular F/G to MFT mount adapter? Or perhaps a speedbooster?
Asked by: Federico
Yes you can with speed booster or regular adapter
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-11

Is this lens compatible with the Nikon Z7 and Z6?

Is this lens compatible with the Nikon Z7 and Z6?
Asked by: Alan
The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip, is compatible with the Nikon Z6,and Z7, using a Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter: https://bhpho.to/2Q95k3e
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-09-18
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