Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE Image Gallery
April 6th, 2019
The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 for Sony FE has been one of the lenses I’ve been most excited about since Samyang told me it was coming. Why? On a personal note, because I’ve been wanting a good portrait lens for Sony. I’ve been adapting the Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 VC lens, which is a nice lens, but it’s not a native Sony lens and has a less dramatic maximum aperture. There are two very good F1.8 options for Sony in the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 and the Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8, but when you look at F1.4 options, you essentially have the massive Sigma 85mm F1.4 ART in its E-mount modification and the excellent-but-expensive Sony 85mm F1.4 G-Master lens (at $1800 USD). The Samyang (also sold as the Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 here in North America), builds on the impressive performance of the Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 that I tested last fall with a further evolution of features and image quality. It has an improved build quality that now includes weather sealing (and a much better manual focus ring), dual linear motor focus system, and very, very nice image quality. What’s more impressive yet, however, is that they’ve done this at a price point just $100 more than the Sony 85mm F1.8 option, or about 2 1/2 times less than the F1.4 GM lens. If the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE turns out as good as the early signs, this could be a very popular lens. Stay tuned for my ongoing coverage of this exciting new lens, and check back often as I post new photos to the galleries below.
Images of the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE
Images taken with the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE
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