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Samyang-mf-85-1-4.34142280
9.3 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 8
8.0

worth the price, very gfun lens to shoot with

andy yoon, Amazon
30 April 2014
  • 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.
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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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Overall 8
8.0

85mm on APS-C (135mm) Sony A77

Nguyening, B&H Photo
10 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Researched up on all 85 mm but ended up going with Samyang because of the price, and specs. At f/1.4 it is buttery smooth, it is sharp where it needs to be, and so far I like it! So this 85mm on an APS-C is around 135mm. I pulled the trigger on this lens mainly because of the Sony A77 peaking mode, where it highlights the area in focus with yellow colored lines so you know where you are focusing on.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Hard Focus Ring, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Just what I needed.

Rich Ples, B&H Photo
31 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I needed a fast lens to shoot indoor HS sporting events. Basketball, ice hockey, fencing, swim meets etc.. Some HS gymnasiums have very poor lighting!!!! Also happy that I got the version with the Focus Confirm Chip. My Nikon D7000 couples with this lens nicely ensuring correct manual focus. The f/1.4 max apreture gave me the flexability to shoot between that and f/2.8.
  • Pros: Great low light lens
  • Cons: Needs Auto-focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Manual Lens!!

Aric the Prosumer, B&H Photo
30 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Great lens for what it is... a manual control lens (focus & aperture). 4 stars for two reasons: (1) the lens hood easily turns from the "locked" position and so I am worrying about the hood falling off mid shot (2) the lens cap is awful, cannot remove and install cap with hood installed, ordered another lens cap with pinch grips on bid to win website(a must for this lens and only costs a few dollars). Otherwise it's a great lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Bokeh wondertje

Thomas J, digicamshop.nl
1 October 2012
  • Excerpt: De Samyang is een leuk lensje voor iedereen die eigenlijk een Canon EF 1.2 zou willen, maar dat niet kan betalen. Het gemis van de Autofocus zou je een minpunt kunnen noemen, maar een echte fotograaf kan ook manueel scherpstellen. Een creatieve lens als een F 1.4 vraagt sowieso om precisie en tijd.
  • Pros: Plus: monsterlijke bokeh voor weinig geld.
  • Cons: Min: autofocus, kan handig zijn, maar voor een 100% accurate scherpte op iemands ogen is manueel controleren ook bij een AF lens aan te raden. Oefening baart kunst.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mycket bra

Pallot, Prisjakt
15 March 2012
  • Summary: 2100:- på ebay. Tror Samyang kommer höja priset på denna... killer för priset. edit: Happ, bländarbladen pajade... sänker till en 8:a. Dock lätt fixat genom att skruva bort bakstycket och ta bort en liten fjäder (som kommer fara åt helvete automatiskt) så har du "smooth aperture" sen som på cinema optik.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

greenduzer, Yandex
9 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Из всех мною сделаных портретов на природе- лучшие были только с этим объективом, но ручной фокус надоел(даже с одуванчиком), купил аналогичную сигму с hsm.
  • Pros: Рисунок,цена,конструктив,комплектация (чехол бленда)
  • Cons: Мануальный, неудобная крышка без центр захватов для пальцев (с установленой блендой одевать или снимать невозможно)- впрочем, лечится легко (путем покупки другой крышки)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

mrmyzikant, Yandex
7 January 2011
  • Pros: Держал в руках, долго присматривался к нему. Отличная картинка, прекрасно мылит фон. Прекрасная резкость.
  • Cons: Отсутствие авто фокуса. Всё-таки испугался, что не смогу так сразу освоить мануальное стекло и не купил.
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