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Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE / RF Full-Frame Lens (2019/2020)

Neo score 83%Ext score 77%

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Product Overview

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE / RF is a full-frame, short telephoto, autofocus prime lens for Sony's E-mount and Canon's RF-mount mirrorless systems. It optimizes for portrait photography by combining high optical quality and smooth out of focus rendering (bokeh).
Thanks to its large f/1.4 maximum aperture and the 9 rounded aperture blades, the AF 85mm F1.4 offers not only strong low-light capability but also strong subject separation. It also uses four high reflection glasses and one extra low dispersion glass to reduce lens aberrations.
Like other autofocus Samyang lenses, the AF 85mm F1.4 is constructed out of an aluminum body and features weather sealing against dust and water.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great resolution
  • High-contrast
  • Great rendering
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
  • Fast autofocus
Cons
  • Some yellow cast

What external reviewers found***

Ext 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very good color rendition
  • Sharp, accurate autofocus
  • Very solid construction
  • Very fast and efficient AF (with lens firmware V03) on Sony A7RIII V3.00
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Good price (700 euros) vs Sony 85mm F1.4 GM (1800 euros)
Cons
  • No optical stabilization
  • Occasional chromatic aberration
  • Bokeh balls not perfectly circular as of F2.8 : we see the 9 blades of the aperture Rare AF pumping
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Specifications

Canon RFSony FE

Construction

Aperture Blades9 blades
ColorsBlack
Form FactorShort Telephoto Prime Lens
Image SizeFull-Frame
Lens MountCanon RF-mountSony E-mount
MaterialMagnesium alloy
MotorLinear Motor
Optical Formula | Elements11 elements
Optical Formula | Groups8 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass1 ED + 4 HRI elements, Ultra Multi Coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter77 mm / 3.03 in
Size | Diameter88 mm / 3.46 in
Size | Length98 mm / 3.86 in100 mm / 3.94 in
Weight584 g / 20.64 oz568 g / 20.07 oz

Function

Angle Of View28.6° Diagonal | 23.9° Horizontal | 16.1° Vertical
Aperturef/1.4 ~ f/16
AutofocusYes
Focal Length85 mm
Focus TypeInternal
Image StabilizationNo
Weather ResistanceYes

Performance

Max Magnification0.11x
Min Focus Distance900 mm / 35.43 in

Production

AccessoryLens hood included
Debut2020-05-282019-03-15
Made InKorea

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF (700 euros) is an excellent portrait lens and the best AF lens produced by Samyang so far. It has achieved an excellent balance between sharpness and bokeh quality. Very fast and efficient AF (with lens firmware V03) on Sony A7RIII V3.00 Low distorsion and lens fall off, very low CA wide open. Good color rendition. Weather Sealing Moderate weight Resistance to flare could be better Minimum focusing distance of 90cm vs 80cm for Sony versions.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very fast and efficient AF (with lens firmware V03) on Sony A7RIII V3.00
  • Very low distorsion and lens fall off, very low CA wide open
  • Very solid construction
  • Very good color rendition
  • Good price (700 euros) vs Sony 85mm F1.4 GM (1800 euros)
  • Weather Sea...
Cons
  • Bokeh balls not perfectly circular as of F2.8 : we see the 9 blades of the aperture Rare AF pumping

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Rokinon 85mm F1.4 AF Sony E has loads of appeal for full-frame photographers looking for a budget-friendly portrait lens. Focus is available to about 3 feet (0.9-meter), good enough for 1:9 life-size reproduction. There is some false color visible, a concern for Raw photographers, and autofocus isn't as consistent as name-brand alternatives.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharp, accurate autofocus
  • Wide field of view
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • Occasional chromatic aberration
  • No optical stabilization

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2019/05/27/samyang-85mm-f1-4-af/. 2019-05-27. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
2. ^ Rokinon 85mm F1.4 AF Sony E Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/rokinon-85mm-f14-af-sony-e. 2020-03-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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