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85mm F1.4 Samyang AF lens official topic
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    Specs

    • 9 elements in 7 groups with use of hybrid aspherical glass
    • Ultra Multi Coating
    • Min aperture is F16, with 9 blades
    • Min focus distance is 0.9m
    • 77mm filters
    • 72mm length, 88mm diameter
    • 485 gr
    • 599 GBP price
    • US price is $749 (preliminary)
    • Available since August

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  • Wow, its very compact.

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    Samyang Unveils AF 85mm F1.4 EF CANON Autofocus Lens [Setting New Standards]

    Samyang Optics announces a new, fast aperture, short telephoto, autofocus lens for Canon DSLR photographers. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF, a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens, sets new standards for portrait lenses, thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. This lens inherits the renowned image quality of Samyang’s other fast aperture lenses and additionally delivers quiet, fast and accurate autofocus, thanks to the upgraded dual LSM motor.

    Compact Size, Large Performance

    The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF weighs 485g and measures just 72mm long (without lens hood or rear cap). It has been designed with 9 optical elements in 7 groups and delivers high resolution from centre to corners of the image. Ultra Multi Coating effectively eliminates ghosting and flare, whilst Hybrid aspherical glass and Samyang’s advanced lens technologies further improve resolution. This lens produces beautiful Bokeh and high quality images, it also incorporates weather-sealing to protect internal componnents from harsh environments.

    Best Partner for Portrait Photographers

    The compact and lightweight design offers the portability and comfort needed for relaxed studio or location shoots. This lens is the ideal choice for photographers who want to capture every feature in high-resolution. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF features both fast and silent Auto Focus, with a minimum focusing distance of 90cm. It is ideal for all kinds of portraiture, weddings and low-light event photography.

    Price: suggested retail price £599.99

    Availability: from July 2018

  • Im love the size, a nice option for adapt in E Mount (I suppose Samyan will release a version for E mount).

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  • E Mount upcoming one

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  • SAMYANG Announces the New AF 85mm F1.4 FE Prime Lens

    Delivering Sharpness with Beautiful Bokeh

    March 15th 2019: Samyang Optics, a global optics brand, introduce a new AF 85mm F1.4 FE prime lens with stunning resolution, bokeh and excellent AF performance. This is the 4th lens to be introduced in Samyang's 2019 'Spring Collection' campaign.

    Beautiful Bokeh - Maximising the Appeal of Photography

    As photography enthusiasts look for more than just optical performance, the demand for lenses capable of various artistic expressions is growing. The AF 85mm F1.4 FE (for Full-frame Sony E-mount cameras) has been developed through Samyang's 40 years of experience in optical technology - it captures subjects in a delicate and precise manner, even at wide-open aperture. Samyang's special lens polishing technology also enhances the artistry of photographers, producing beautifully soft bokeh with out-of-focus backgrounds. 

    Advanced Optical Technology

    The AF 85mm F1.4 FE is the result of world-class optical technology, for which Samyang is highly respected. It has fast and accurate AF (autofocus) performance and superb resolution. The lens features 11 optical elements in 8 groups: 4x HR (high-resolution) glass elements allow the lens to be compact, yet able to provide outstanding resolution. 1x ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element effectively removes colour-fringing and chromatic aberration.

    Day and Night, Indoors and Outdoors -- Reliable Shooting Anytime, Anywhere

    The AF 85mm F1.4 FE allows you to express drama, even in low-light situations, using shallow depth-of-field and its maximum aperture of F1.4. The beautiful and attractive bokeh helps the subject stand out and give it character. In addition, the lens structure features weather-sealing to enhance anti-dust and water-protection capabilities, enabling photographers to continue shooting, even in unpredictable conditions.

    This lens will be unveiled for the first time at The Photography Show in the UK between March 16th and 19th.

    The AF 85mm F1.4 FE will be available Spring 2019, suggested retail pricing to follow.

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  • A comparison between the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 and Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE. Much lighter and less expensive than the 85 GM, nicer bokeh than the f/1.8.

  • I really, really wanted to like this lens.

  • @jonpais

    One thing to understand, all AF is still just reverse engineering as far as can get this. It is usually hardest if you use AFC as lot of things are very hard to understand if you do not have docs.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev It’s a shame, ‘cause the Samyang’s a gorgeous lens.