Reviews and Problems with Samyang 85mm F/1.4 IF MC Aspherical
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Superb manual focus lens.
Jefferson Davis, Amazon
18 April 2015
Summary: I love this little lens from Samyang. It is tack sharp as long as you can manually focus this little beast. I use a canon 70d. Either because of the APS-C sensor or the lens itself, I get a lot of chromatic aberration in high contrast shots. Other than that, it's well worth the money.
Excerpt: I tried the lens this morning and although a bit heavy, it mounted well offered a very good image. The mount required a little effort in order for auto focus to function properly, so I suggest that reading the instructions first would very helpful : -).
Excerpt: Excellent beginners portrait lens - or if you are just cheap - or still love manual focus from the old days. My D810 reads it just fine. Tack sharp f22 - f2.8. Wide open at 1.4 everything seems to have a glow to it. Not sure if its the lens or the way I'm shooting.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: My first fast prime lens...was amazed with image quality and the shallow DOF. Being manual, it could be difficult to get the perfect focus at 1.4 ... so i use a trick when i take portraits of my ever moving kids.. Focus a little bit far...
Summary: This is a great quality lens, I would not recommend you using it if you are going to take sport photography or snap shots because of the manual focus and aperture. But if you want to give it a shot so be it I'm just suggesting that you go with another lens.
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.
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...
Summary: Very good image quality but very hard to focus in f1.4 and strong CA. Unless you get focus confirmation chip you will have to do everything in manually shutter speed, foucus, iso, etc but once you get use to it it will be very fun.
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.