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Samyang-85mm-f-1-4-aspherical-if.33934949
9.2 out of 10

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF

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

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

George Miranda, Amazon
30 December 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Great Value and fine product

bbdogg, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: A friend recommended that I purchased a 85mm and I went and read several reviews online and for the price and quality, just made sense. I'm stuck squarely in CANON corner, but I'm extremely happy with this purchase. Some may think that the lack of auto functionality is a show stopper, but I'm very pleased with the pic and ease of use.
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Overall 10
10

and controls CA/Fringe nicely for it's cost

Marty, Amazon
10 July 2014
  • Summary: Sharper than Canon's EF 85mm F1.8, faster aperture, and controls CA/Fringe nicely for it's cost. Excellent portrait lens on full frame. I prefer manual everything here anyways, when working with depth of field this thin, autofocus cannot be trusted. For $280, this lens performs like L glass, just without the fancy autofocus abilities. You don't buy this lens to be used at anything other than F1.4. If you stop it down, you might as well get another lens. Excellent optics.
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost perfect

Janeen C., Amazon
19 May 2014
  • Summary: This samyang lens is almost perfect. How I wish there's an AF, but you can't ask for more because of the quality of image it produces. In my own opinion this is a lens you would want to use only for video, for photo I think it's okay as long as you don't mind the time or you're on a studio with a tripod. It really has a long learning curve to master this lens. F1.4 quality is very very nice. TACT SHARP as they say. The bokeh is lovely.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing image quality and build quality for this price!

Amazon
9 February 2014
  • Summary: I purchased the Canon mount version for my Canon 6d and 5d Classic (Both are Full Frame bodies). Let me start by getting this lense's few bad bits out of the way.: 1) It is manual focus. This is neither good nor bad... It just "IS!" but this is the biggest thing to keep in mind. To me, manual focus is akin to a manual shift in an expensive Sports Car. Yes, it is true you could buy an automatic Carvette, Ferrari or Porsche... but Why?
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Overall 6
6.0

An interesting toy.

blindasabatt11, Ebay
4 July 2012
  • Summary: It works as advertised. Good = you can shoot in low lights, and it's cheap. Bad = it's very hard to focus accurately at F/1.4. I had to put camera on a tripod and magnify LCD display to focus perfectly. This is a luxury you don't have on the go. The auto focus models would cost $600 more. You get what you paid for? You won't have this problem if you shoot at F4. It's a nice tory.
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Overall 10
10

Love it!

Patricia Boies, Amazon
25 September 2013
  • Summary: Have a great price for a 85mm. Heavy, nice to work with. Great quality of the image. Be careful, this lens is manual.
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Overall 10
10

super objo

lairdingue, priceminister.com
25 May 2013
Overall 10
10

PIQUER PARFAIT POUR CONNAISSEUR

jadidou57, priceminister.com
26 March 2013
  • Excerpt: tres beau cailloux à qui sait maitriser le mode manuel. Utiliser en photo sur mon 50d et en video sur mon 7d, sur des scènes figé, on obtient un flou en arrière plan magnifique !
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Overall 9
9.0

SAMYANG Objectiva 85 mm f/1,4 IF

João Guerra, Pixmania
14 November 2012
  • Excerpt: É , para mim uma lente de qualidade superior sem duvida alguma , e uma objectiva para um fotografo ter um trabalho de qualidade .
  • Pros: Excelente na Focagem , Excelente qualidade , Excelente lente
  • Cons: Focagem , um pouco lenta
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