Reviews and Problems with Samyang 85mm F/1.4 IF MC Aspherical
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Don't let the name scare you, it's the the same maker as the other big branded lens makers!
19 May 2015
Summary: You could go for the bigger name lens makers, but you fail to realize this brand is still made by the same company! Razor sharp, beautiful images and videos - this is my go to lens when I need something a bit longer. Wish they made a shorter lens.
Summary: Thank you .Samyang, Bower and Rokinon for providing good quality lenses with reasonable prices. I have bought 8mm fisheye, 24mm, 35mm and 85 mm lenses from these 3 brands. They work all perfectly for video productions. The images are always sharpe, clear and crisp.
Excerpt: After reading all the info I could find on how the Nikon f/1.8 and f/1.4 (both D and G versions) stacked up against the Samyung, I finally decided to take a chance on this inexpensive lens. It is well worth the money.
Sharp and contrasty. It was bought as a portrait ...
Philip Procter "pprocter56", Amazon
21 February 2015
Summary: Sharp and contrasty. It was bought as a portrait lens but I think it'll see much more widespread use than that! Manual focus is no problem with the Sony as the in-viewfinder focus guides work perfectly.
Summary: Sharp Sharp Sharp One down fall, its hard to focus through the view finder. Best practice is to stop the lens down to f2 or so, and if you still can't get focus, use the rear LCD and focus that way. Its a champ of a lens for a very affordable price.