Summary: I have been using this lens since I got it. I even Shot a wedding with it soon after I got it June 10. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. However, the only down side is the manual focal. Needs to be Auto in times like wedding shooting when you need to be quick on the action, the overall circumference could be a bit meatier and a shorter minimum focal length would make it a far Superior lens. But all in all. great lens for the price. Well done.
Summary: When I ordered this lens as it didn't say anywhere that it was fully manual. In a time where we have to work fast a completely manual focus can only be for very selected subjects. I had to return this product, as for street shooting and weddings I would always miss the chances when trying to focus manually.
Excerpt: Would you sacrifice autofocus for exceptional image quality? The Samyang 85mm f1.4 is a fully manual lens, with internal optics that rival much more expensive lenses such as Canons own 85mm 1.2, which will set you back around 1800 dollars. The Samyang 85mm f1.4 is sharp wide open, though it's sweet spot is somewhere around f2.8. Vignetting is obvious around 1.4, and all but disappears from around f2. Bokeh is pleasing.
Pros: Built quality, Image quality, Bang for buck, Smooth focus ring.
Cons: The lack of autofocus will be a big deal for some people.
Summary: this is my 3rd favourite samyang lens after 35mm f1.4 and 24mm f1.4. obviously samyang is not for those who are not comfortable with manual focusing but for my it works great. most of the time i don't use them wide open for sharpness and larger depth of field makes it easy to do focus manually.
Pros: Contrasty, Durable, Great Picture Quality, Sharp
Summary: 10 star for the seller , 10 star for amazon 10 star for this lens , fast delivery , good service. this lens is absolutley amazing , the only problem this lens don't have AF is Manual but if you are good no problem and you save hundreds and hundreds of pounds .The quality in the pictures are extraordinary. 101 % recommend.
Summary: Every time I use this lens the results leave me speechless.There is a misterious mix of sharpness and softness to the images with loads of details and beautiful,deep colours which gives 3D and a sort of silkiness feel to the objects. I have also been using 3 Nikon lenses but this Samyang blows them all away making them redundant.The main advantages over other lenses: -sharpness -colour -lack of distortion -lack of chromatic aberration -bokeh smoothness -fun to use due to...
Summary: I am absolutely amazed by this lens. I was reluctant to the brand, reluctant to manual focus. Not anymore. This is a great lens, extremely sharp, even when used with a Nikon D90. The manual focus is really great, and, as long as you know that your camera is capable of confirming focus, you'll be fine.
You still wanna spend money on nikkor? Are you sure?
Brutal De Luxe, Amazon
1 July 2012
Summary: I have got it recently. I have tested it on my D800. I am still shocked, one doesn't realize how sharp and beautiful pictures this little beast takes. The only one that takes same but with worse bookeh is famous Nikkor 85 F1.4, but notice it costs 5 times as much. If it had AF, I guarantee you - no one would buy Nikkor. This lens are just stunning! I am amazed how CHEAP also they are!! I used to have (used...