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Samyang 85mm F/1.4 IF MC Aspherical

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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Lens

The Digital Picture
1 January 2010
  • Excerpt: No promises, but I would like to write a full Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Lens review in the future. In the meantime, I think that you will find the standardized Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Lens results currently available to be helpful.
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Overall 8
7.8
Value for money 9
9.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical (EOS) - APS-C format Review / Lab Test

photozone.de
19 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical may be a very affordable lens but it's a very decent performer nevertheless. It is capable of delivering a very good center performance at f/1.4 although it's fairly soft in the image corners at this setting. The contrast level could be a tad better here as well. The global quality is pretty good at f/2.8 and impressive from f/4 onwards. At f/5.6 it is as good as the very best lenses out there.
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85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF

LensTip.com
18 May 2009
  • Conclusion: I can honestly say I am pleasantly surprised at the performance of the Samyang. If it cost 500 or 1000 $, I might have a few reasons to complain. At 299 $ I won’t say a word. It presents a very reasonable offer for less affluent portrait photographers. In such circumstances we can be understanding of the few inevitable discrepancies.
  • Cons: After stopping down performs considerably worse than competing brands, Performance against bright light could be better, ‘Soft’ corners at full frame
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Overall 8
8.0

Recensione: Samyang 85mm f/1.4, ritratti e bokeh di qualità a basso prezzo

saggiamente.com
6 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Chiunque ami la ritrattistica "urbana" e non da studio dovrebbe possedere una lente dagli 85 ai 135mm. Sia su formato pieno che su crop 1.5 o 1.6 queste focali sanno regalare scatti magnifici. La qualità che un'ottica fissa consente di ottenere, nonché lo sfocato quando è molto luminosa, difficilmente si riescono a pareggiare con un equivalente zoom.
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
5 October 2007
  • Summary: Przyznam się szczerze, że jestem mile zaskoczony wynikiem Samyanga. Gdyby kosztował on 2000-3000 zł, miałbym kilka powodów do narzekań. Cena 899 zł skutecznie zamyka mi jednak usta. Czyni ona z testowanego obiektywu bardzo rozsądną propozycję dla niezbyt zamożnych portrecistów. Jej pryzmat powoduje, że każdy z dużą wyrozumiałością potraktuje, niemożliwe do uniknięcia w tej sytuacji, wpadki.
  • Pros: użyteczny maksymalny otwór względny,, bardzo mała aberracja chromatyczna,, praktycznie zerowa dystorsja,, koma niezauważalna na matrycy APS-C/DX,, winietowanie na APS-C/DX na poziomie zadowalającym,, bardzo wysoka transmisja,, przyzwoita jakość wykonania,, dobry stosunek jakości do ceny.
  • Cons: po przymknięciu wyraźnie gorszy od konkurentów,, praca pod ostre światło mogłaby być lepsza,, "miękkie" rogi na pełnej klatce.
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