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Samyang-mf-85-1-4.34142280
9.4 out of 10

Samyang 85mm F/1.4 IF MC Aspherical

Great Deal: $269.00

Reviews and Problems with Samyang 85mm F/1.4 IF MC Aspherical

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

joaquin, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Overall 8
8.0

Nice creamy bokeh

imsamasmi, Amazon
9 November 2014
  • Summary: Great lens. Wonderful bokeh. Deserves 5 stars for what it is described to offer. I gave 4 because I miss the AF sometimes and the minimum focus of 3 feet is often limiting.
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Overall 10
10

Much better than anticipated

Peter, B&H Photo
19 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I got this Samyang 85mm f1.4 in Pentax mount. There is A position on aperture ring so this lens works in aperture priority mode very nice. Didn't try other modes as I use them seldom. It meters correctly and exposures are perfect. You can change aperture at the dial on camera body. Mine is Pentax K5 II. All you need to do with this lens is to focus it manually. Basically, your hand is motor for this lens.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Nice sharp photos

Dora Florez, Amazon
17 October 2014
  • Summary: Nice sharp photos. Fast and good glass. Took some getting used to shooting in manual but not a big problem. Easy to use. Very nice. lens.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Kip Butcher, Amazon
7 October 2014
Overall 10
10

Back to Basics

Guy, B&H Photo
29 September 2014
  • Excerpt: So we all now navigate by satnav, trusting our journey to the voice of our choice, well here you have a chance to get rewards for your own efforts. At first I found it frustrating to nail the focus but soon found a solution that works for me. On my Nikon D7100 I am already shooting 1.5 times focal length and find in hand hold, the focus confirm indicator fluctuating front to back focus.
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Overall 10
10

Patience has its rewards!

Jeff, B&H Photo
30 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Lens is manual, does not have stabilization; don't let this hold you back, the quality of the images are amazing if you take your time. Some chromatic aberration exists at f1.4, however it disappears at 1.6. Focus range on lens is smooth and adequate to make easy precise adjustments. Flickr also has a group solely dedicated to this lens, which says a lot. Using a macro adapter provided superior results as well.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 4
4.0

questionable

Scott A. Krohn, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: lens purchased did not function properly in either the auto or manual mode on my nikon d5100. i'm thinking the lens was defective. i replaced it with the supposedly identical rokinon lens which has worked flawlessly in both auto and manual. for those of you who don't understand, auto in this case means only aperture and shutter speed, you still must manually adjust the focus ring, you can't pick it up, put it on and shoot.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Value

Speed of Light Photography, B&H Photo
19 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Awesome value if you can live without AF and deal with manual aperture. I use it on my Nikon D700 and my Fuji X-T1 with an adaptor. In both cases, it works flawlessly. The IQ is in the same league with my Nikkor 85 1.4D. I use it mainly for portraits so manual focus is not a big deal. It's very sharp wide open and gets better when you stop down.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

I like it on my nikon D5200

Kata Tran, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: It works nicely on my NIkon D5200. I paid more time on focusing because this is full manual lens. I think for a prime lens with the cheaper price and f1.4 there was no problem as i moved my legs instead of adjusting the lens itself completely.
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