Review Lens: Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Canon

Lens Overview - Samyang 85mm f/1.4

A prized prime for portraiture, the Nikon Z-mount Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 is a short telephoto lens characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture. This bright design suits working in low-light conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. 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 eight-blade diaphragm contributes a pleasing bokeh quality.

Classic portrait-length prime, this 85mm f/1.4 lens is designed for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras.
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 design permits working with subjects as close as 3.6' away.
Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Weather-sealed design suits working in inclement weather conditions.
UPC: 084438766165

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Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon Z
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View28.3°
Minimum Focus Distance3.61' / 1.1 m
Maximum Magnification0.09x
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 4.04" / 78 x 102.7 mm
Weight1.63 lb / 740 g

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Lens Technical

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF CanonSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM ASigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sigma
Name Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF CanonSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sony FESigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sigma
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.4f/1.4f/1.4
Year 200920182018
Mount Type Canon EFSony FESigma SA
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens TelephotoLens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $285
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 85105105
Global 36.6561
Effective Mega Pixel 17.6143
Distorsion 0.124
Vignetting -1.49603
Tstop 1.70037
Ac 4.8353
Vignetting Ranking 10141
Tstop Ranking 960
Ac Ranking 1871
Pixel Depth 50.6
Price Sensor 3900
Sensor Raw 51.16
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Sep. 2009Feb. 2018Feb. 2018
Brand SamyangSigmaSigma


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