Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Deal (with AE chip) – $329 (reg. $499, today only)

Rokinon 14mm F/2.8 Deal

Only for today (7/19/2020) B&H Photo has a great Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 deal. This is for the version with the AE chip.

Get the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens for Canon EF with AE chip on sale at $329. Compare at $499. Free shipping.

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 deal key features:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm Lens
  • Compatible w/ Full Frame & APS-C Cameras
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses — Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare

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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Review (highly recommended, Photography Blog)

Samyang AF 85mm F/1.4 RF Review

Here is another Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF review, Samyang/Rokinon latest autofocus lens for the Canon EOS R system

Photography Blog posted their full Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF review, and rated it “highly recommended” with 4.5/5 stars. From the conclusion:

Sharpness is acceptable when shooting wide-open at f/1.4, very good at f/2 and outstanding from f/2.8 onwards, although the edges aren’t quite as sharp as the centre, with f/2.8-f/11 producing the sharpest results. There is some evidence of chromatic aberrations plus vignetting at wide-open apertures, although admittedly that’s something that other fast lenses also suffer from.

The build quality is surprisingly good given the price tag, with the metal lens mount and housing adding to the high-quality feel, Samyang have also included a very good lens hood, and weather-sealing is the icing on the proverbial cake. Auto-focusing was acceptably quick on the Canon EOS RP camera that we tested the lens with, and the AF mechanism is pretty quiet too, making it well-suited to both stills and video use.

In summary, if you want an affordable yet high-quality portrait prime for your Canon EOS R camera, there’s only one contender in town – the new Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF lens.

Read the review at Photography Blog…

The Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF is available at $699:

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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Review (image quality perfect for portrait work)

Samyang AF 85mm F/1.4 RF Review

A Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF review, Samyang aka Rokinon’s new autofocusing lens for the EOS R system.

Dustin Abbott posted an exhaustive Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF review. While we recommend you head over and read his review, which comes with test charts and sample photos, and comparisons with similar lenses, and likely can answer any question you might have about this lens, here is a short summary of Dustin Abbott’s conclusion:

[…] For those interested in portrait photography, but without incredibly deep pockets, the Samyang RF85 ($700) is a godsend. It gives them a quality build (yet reasonable weight), good autofocus performance (with excellent Eye AF results), and image quality that is, essentially, near perfect for portrait work.

[…]

The list of shortcomings is fairly brief, with the typical wide aperture short telephoto traits of vignette and flare being the chief optical complaints.  The autofocus performance is roughly on par with what I saw from the Canon 85L lens, which is to say very good but not as quiet, smooth, or fast as the very best that I’ve seen.  I also wish the lens had support of Canon’s Lens Aberration Corrections (like the 14mm F2.8), but hopefully that will come via firmware in the future.  That’s about as much as I can come up with, as overall I think the lens is a wonderful addition to the RF catalog and a lens I plan to add to my own Canon RF kit.

Read the full review at Dustin Abbott’s website...

For those who prefer watching a review, here are two videos, the first one the short version and the second one the full review. You can follow Dustin Abbott on his YouTube channel.

The Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF is available at $699:

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF For Canon EOS R Announced

Samyang AF 85mm F/1.4 RF

Samyang announced the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF lens for the Canon RF mount.

The can be preordered for $699 at Adorama.

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF press release:

Samyang Introduces AF 85mm f/1.4 RF, Expanding their RF Series Lineup

May 29th 2020, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand Samyang Optics introduces the AF 85mm F1.4 RF, an autofocus portrait lens for RF mount cameras. This new lens delivers beautiful bokeh, outstanding image quality and reliable autofocusing. Along with the recently launched AF 14mm F2.8 RF, the new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF opens a new door of options to Canon EOS R camera users.

Pioneering the Trend

Samyang has been one of the early birds in introducing compact and lightweight full frame mirrorless lenses for RF mount. A series of manual focus lenses was introduced, starting with manual focus 14mm and 85mm. Then, the world’s first autofocus 14mm lens for RF mount, AF 14mm F2.8 RF was presented in October 2019 and now, the new AF 85mm F1.4 RF is announced to meet the rising needs of photographers.

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF

Main FeaturesOutstanding Image Quality

Samyang’s RF series is known for its outstanding image quality, since the AF 14mm F2.8 RF was awarded the prestigious TIPA award in 2020 as ‘best mirrorless prime wide-angle lens.’ The new AF 85mm RF also makes no compromise in image quality: A total of 11 elements in 8 groups, with 4 high-refractive (HR) optics and an extra low-dispersion (ED) lens, have been designed to create impressive image quality from corner to corner.

Smooth and Dreamy Bokeh

Exceptional bokeh is presented with the knowhow of Samyang’s optical design. The smooth bokeh adds depth and a three dimensional feeling to your portraits. 9 aperture blades provide natural, circular bokeh with a fantastic out-of-focus effect that is pleasing to the eye.

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF

Bright F1.4 for Treasured Portraits

Shallow depth of focus smoothly blurs the background and highlights the story of the subject. The 85mm focal length, combined with the wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, enables photographers to achieve a dramatically shallow depth-of-field.

Accurate, Silent Autofocusing

The DLSM (Dual Linear Sonic Motor) works with ultrasonic vibrations, providing a silent autofocus performance. The accurate high frequency signals, controlled with Samyang’s own protocols, precisely operate the DLSM. Specialists in optics, mechanical engineering and electronics, have researched cooperatively to produce such effective results for a short telephoto lens. This allows you to capture unforgettable moments efficiently and silently.

Enhanced Usability

Pioneering new territory, this lens is packed with features: Weather sealing protects the lens from dust, light rain and snow and provides the ability to capture stunning images in less than perfect conditions. Also, the AF/MF switch enables you to be in control and capture the finest details. You can enjoy the freedom of photographic expression, with all the latest functions.

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Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Series II Lens Announced (Canon EF and EF-M mount)

Rokinon 85mm F/1.4 Series II

Samyang aka Rokinon announced a new lens for the Canon EF and EF-M mount, the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Series II.

The Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Series II Lens is available for preorder at $399 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Key features:

  • Canon EF/EF-M-Mount
  • 136mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • One Hybrid Aspherical Element

Description Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Series II for EF-M mount:

An apt telephoto prime for portraiture and other selective compositions, the Canon EF-M-mount Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Series II Lens is characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture to suit working in low-light conditions and for controlling depth of field. The optical design incorporates one hybrid aspherical element that helps to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting in order to achieve greater contrast and color fidelity. The manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 3.6′ away and a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes a pleasing bokeh quality.

  • Telephoto prime is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-M-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 136mm equivalent focal length.
  • Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture offers a high degree of control over depth of field for working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques. Additionally, it also benefits working in low-light conditions with shorter shutter speeds.
  • One hybrid aspherical element is featured in the optical design to control spherical aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range.
  • An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for increased contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • Manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 3.6′ away and an internal focusing design maintains the overall lens length during use.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
  • Weather-sealed design suits working in inclement weather conditions.

Rokinon SP 35mm f/1.2 Review (with samples, Canon EF mount)

Rokinon SP 35mm F/1.2 Review

Here is a Rokinon SP 35mm f/1.2 review. The SP 35mm f/1.2 is a manual focus lens for the Canon EF mount, and it’s a rather interesting lens as you’ll see in the video below.

Christopher Frost Photography posted his full video review of the Rokinon SP 35mm f/1.2. Rokinon lenses are also branded Samyang, depending by geographic area.

Rokinon SP 35mm f/1.2 review key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One ED Element
  • Three High Refractive Index Elements

Rokinon SP 35mm f/1.2: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

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