Reviews and Problems with Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF
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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
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
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.
Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical review by rponiarski
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