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Samyang  85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF
9.3 out of 10

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF

Great Deal: $299.00

Reviews and Problems with Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF

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Overall 10
10

Remarkable quality for an inexpensive lens.

Columba Kos, B&H Photo
18 June 2015
  • Excerpt: You get the sense that your average Canon engineer will (on the QT) use Samyang lenses. No autofocus, no auto-aperture. When you stop down the lens, what you see is what you get. The focusing ring is mechanical, so you don't have any sense of disconnection, when you engage focus. How it should be?
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

4 is amazing in low light

Haim Sarusi, Amazon
8 June 2015
  • Summary: Its not the sharpest lens. but 1.4 is amazing in low light, and for its price its ok.
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Overall 10
10

Work Horse

Mosi, B&H Photo
4 May 2015
  • Excerpt: The few times I've used this lens it has produced some excellent looking images. Landscape and nature looks very nice. I have to find time to really get into the nitty gritty of this lens
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great Buy. Great Buy. Great Buy.

Shureman, B&H Photo
10 April 2015
  • Excerpt: Focus is "soft" which can be used to great advantage. I love the glow I get with portraits.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Phenominal!

Life Time Cinema, B&H Photo
2 April 2015
  • Excerpt: I use this product with my Sony NEX VG20 and it gives this little camcorder big time images. The build on this lens is very solid which feels great in your hands, the focus is very smooth and the f 1.4 Aperture looks great.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the price

Phil, Amazon
2 March 2015
  • Summary: This lens is pretty good. I am using this on the Sony A7 since there is no other native portrait lens currently available. The build quality is good for the price. It is sharp once stopped down past f2.8. Wide open there is some CA and slight softness.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Quality for the Price.

Fritz, B&H Photo
19 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I been really happy with this lens. I've gotten really nice shots with it. I would recommend it
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Overall 2
2.0

Disliked

poundsphoto, B&H Photo
18 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this because of the manual settings, yet when the picture appeared sharp through the lens, it was anything but after shooting.
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Overall 8
8.0

Recommended

James, B&H Photo
4 February 2015
  • Excerpt: A little heavy for my liking but great sharp focus and quality for the price
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Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical review by rponiarski

rponiarski, slrgear.com
20 January 2015
  • Summary: Bought this lens for my Sony A7m2 full frame mirrorless camera to get a bit more range than my 24-70mm zoom. This fits the bill as it is still compact, while giving me the bit more reach I wanted. Not up in quality to the Sony/Zeiss lenses, but for the money it can't be beat.
  • Pros: Sharp, bright and solid lens
  • Cons: Lens hood is a bit flimsy, wish there was some sort of electrical connection like the Nikon version of this lens so that it will be showed in the EXIF data
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