The Samyang 85mm f1.4 AF Lens is inspired by the optical vision of the MF 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC, which has been loved for its beautiful out-of-focus images since its launch in 2008: however, this new lens develops the original’s existing strengths with a much more advanced optical design, newly optimized for mirrorless cameras. This lens of great value and charm with high resolution encapsulates Samyang’s universally respected 40-year optical technology in your photographs.
Features of the Samyang 85mm f1.4 AF Lens – Sony FE Mount
- Image Sensor size: Full frame 35mm
- Focal length: 85mm
- Maximum aperture: F/1.4
- Filter Diameter: 77mm
- The angle of view: 28.4 degrees (full-frame sensor), 19.0 degrees (APS-C sensor)
- Minimum focus distance: 0.9m
- Focus type: Auto-Focus
- Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
- Lens construction: 9 elements in 7 groups (1 Hybrid Aspherical) Ultra-Multi-Coating
- Dimensions (max): 88mm Diameter x 72mm Length
Optical performance, and photographs with emotional punch – Delivering sharpness with beautiful bokeh
The Samyang 85mm f1.4 AF Lens cherishes Samyang’s world-class optical technology while envisioning a new leap forward, with its quick and accurate autofocus performance and excellent resolution. Its complex optical construction is comprised of 11 glass elements, among which are special High Refractive (HR) glass, which successfully allows both a compact size and high image resolution. The achromatic design, incorporating Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass, effectively corrects chromatic aberrations and minimizes peripheral softness, creating lively images in vivid colours.
Exceptional rendering even at the brightest apertures
The Samyang 85mm f1.4 AF Lens optical design minimizes optical aberrations while maximizing the image quality from corner to corner. Its detailed rendering results in exceptional image quality, even on the latest high-resolution full-frame cameras; and its bright maximum aperture means you can enjoy this excellent performance even when shooting indoors or in darker conditions.
The Samyang 85mm f1.4 AF Lens’s attractive bokeh, created through precise lens polishing, adds a great feeling of depth and space in your photographs. Also, its aperture mechanism comprises 9 precisely-controlled iris blades, providing natural, circular, out-of-focus highlights at all apertures. With this smooth bokeh, achieved through various optical technologies, you can create images full of character in your portrait or subject photography.
Expressing a visual feeling of depth
The short telephoto focal length, combined with the wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, enables photographers to achieve a dramatically shallow depth-of-field, setting your pictures apart from those taken with other lenses. This optic offers great creative freedom: it yields images with depth while maintaining an appropriate distance from the subject; it separates subject and background naturally, providing an impressive visual feeling of depth.
Controlling chromatic aberration with ED glass
The Samyang 85mm f1.4 AF Lens features a total of 11 glass elements; the ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) elements have been incorporated into its precise achromatic design. This design corrects chromatic aberrations, and creates quality results, with peripheral softness also being well-controlled.
Designing a complex optical system with High Refractive elements
Four HR (High Refractive) elements, made of special materials with an outstanding refractive index, improve optical performance and enable a compact optical design. The AF 85mm F1.4 was designed from the ground-up with this technology, to lessen its users’ burden with a shorter length and smaller size.
Fast and efficient autofocus with DLSM Technology
DLSM (Dual Linear Sonic Motor) works with ultrasonic vibrations, which cannot be heard by human ears, to successfully give 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 give these powerful results for a short telephoto lens. The introduction of DLSM technology on an 85mm lens means you can comfortably and silently capture the subjects you want, with quick efficiency.
What’s in the box?
- Samyang 85mm f1.4 AF Lens
- Front and Rear Lens Caps
- Lens Hood
- Lens Pouch
Sample Images of the Samyang 85mm f1.4 AF Lens – Sony FE Mount
Specifications of the Samyang 85mm f1.4 AF Lens – Sony FE Mount
|Lens Mount||Sony FE|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||28.9°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2.95′ / 90 cm|
|Optical Design||11 Elements in 8 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||77 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.46 x 3.92″ / 88 x 99.5 mm|
|Weight||1.25 lb / 568 g|