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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF lens Review (not perfect but great to use, ePhotozine)

Samyang AF 85mm F/1.4 EF Lens Review (not Perfect But Great To Use, EPhotozine)

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Hybrid Aspherical Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Ultrasonic Dual Linear AF Motor
  • Round Nine-Blade Diaphragm

ePhotozine reviewed the new Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF lens.

There is a lot the reviewers like in the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4: sharpness, low CA and flare, fast and quick auto-focus, and a very good build quality.

From their conclusion:

The Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF is a great lens to use, not perfect in that there are some AF issues close up and also quite a bit of edge CA, but overall a good solid performing lens at a very attractive price.

In the end, it’s the results that count and the ease of use of the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 lens lends itself to producing some excellent photography. Without a doubt, it can be recommended. Plus, Samyang has said the AF close-focus issues will be resolved in a firmware update that will be applied to all production lenses before they ship in early July. Read the review…

The Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF has a very compact size and is light, compared to Canon’s EF 85mm f/1.4L IS and Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 ART lenses.

Pre-orders are open in the US for $749 at B&H Photo | Adorama.

In the UKPark Cameras has the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF in stock. In Germany, Amazon DE ships the new Samyang.

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