The Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF offers high performance in a small but durable package. This weather sealed autofocus lens is perfect for Canon photographers who love to take portraits with beautiful background bokeh, but dislikes carrying unnecessarily large and heavy equipment. The weight is only 485 grams while the length is 72 mm.
The advanced optical construction is designed to match even the most high-resolution DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors, but the lens also works well on Canon models with APS-C size sensors.
Upgraded AF motor
In order to provide as fast, accurate and quiet autofocus as possible, Samyang has used its new, upgraded autofocus motor Dual LSM (Linear Supersonic Motor). Focusing also occurs internally, with just one single element being moved, which means that the length of the lens remains the same regardless of focus distance. If you prefer to focus manually, the lens has an easily accessible AF / MF switch and a wide, user friendly focus ring.
The aperture is electronically controlled, which means that you can use all exposure and light metering modes the camera has to offer.
A lens for attractive bokeh
Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF may be small and light, but inside the weather sealed housing is 9 elements divided into 7 groups. The design includes a hybrid aspherical element that ensures maximum sharpness even at the largest apertures, which are commonly used in a lens for portrait photography.
Samyang's effective Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) ensures that the images always show high contrast and brilliance as well as neutral color reproduction. To reduce the risk of reflexes in strong side light, the user can mount an included lens hood. The aperture has 9 blades, which contribute to render out of focus areas in a soft and attractive way.
Summary of important features
- Fast 85mm telephoto lens with Canon EF mount (full-frame)
- Quick and quiet autofocus plus auto exposure
- Soft and beautiful bokeh
- High sharpness and resolution
- Compact and lightweight – only 485 grams
- Weather sealed construction
- 77 mm filter size