Samyang announces compact and lightweight 85mm f/1.4 AF lens for full frame Canon cameras
Only a week after announcing the 24mm f/2.8 AF lens for Sony EF, Samyang is adding another compact and lightweight AF lens to their arsenal. The company has announced an AF 85mm f/1.4 lens for Canon EF mount, half the price of the Canon 85mm f/1.4.
Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF is a fast lens made of 9 elements in 7 groups, with 1 Hybrid aspherical lens. It has a coating that promises reduced lens flare and ghosting. The lens weighs 485g without lens caps and hood, and here’s the size comparison with “standard” 85mm lenses:
Samyang promises “fast, accurate and quiet auto focus performance” of the new AF 85mm f/1.4 EF. In addition, the lens is also weather-sealed and dust-proof, so you can use it in various conditions.
Here are the full specs and more photos:
|AF 85mm F1.4 EF
|F1.4 ~ 16
|9 ELEMENTS IN 7 GROUPS
|Hybrid ASP 1
|Minium focusing distance
|Maximum maginification ratio
|Number of blades
|Angle of view
|Weight without lens cap, hood
Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF will be available in July 2018. There are still no B&H and Amazon links, but Photo Rumors suggests that the US price will be $749. To compare, Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM costs $1,599 and Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art would set you back $1,099. So, Samyang’s 85mm f/1.4 AF lens is definitely cheaper and more compact, and we still have to see how the image quality stacks up against Canon and Sigma.
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