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The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2009 to 2018 (discontinued). The focus is done by Manual Focus, it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 303 €;
45 users have given it an average vote of 9.2 out of 10.
This lens is available with the following mounts:
Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.
Nikon F: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Nikon.
Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sony.
Sony A-mount: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Sony A-mount.
Fujifilm X-mount: this lens is compatible with mirrorless APS-C Fuji.
Micro 4/3: this lens is compatible with mirrorless micro-4/3.
Pentax: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Pentax.
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Pros: Focal length and large aperture,As well as work well under the light, low price.
Cons: Chromatic aberrations at f1,4
Opinion: Very cool lens with good parameters and low price, i'm using it for the Sony 77 body, which has a very good system for manual sharpening. Wide grip for manual sharpening and big leap just make it easy to work with, the lens is sharp, cool blurs the background and has a nice bokeh. I'm impressed with the value for money.It is solidly built. I recommend it.
The following opinions have been automatically translated with Google Translate.
Cons:Manual focus, not very sharp at 1.4, some chromatic aberration.
Opinion:Taken used for just under 300 euros, it is a lens that has given me satisfaction, not being able to spend on other more performing ones. At 1.4 as many say it does not split the hair, but it is still usable for my taste, nothing tragic. Some aberration is noticeable, especially in some light conditions and at full aperture, but even there it can be and in most cases I have solved in post. The blurred is really nice, I got to appreciate it in some portraits and the detachment of the planes is pleasant. If you do not need autofocus, then a more still life use or in any case in "controlled" situations, it is an excellent compromise. I happened to make use of it in more dynamic areas and I must say that the lack of autofocus is felt, but it could also be a limit of mine due to the comfortable habit of using the AF :). I recommend it especially to those who have a limited badget.
Pros:price for a f 1.4 , lightness, creamy blur, good sharpness, fluid and precise dial
Cons:manual focus, f1.4 doesn't break the hair
Opinion:It is a portrait and does not disappoint in this field; obviously as long as you know how to work in manual and better manage the depth of field at f1.4 . I personally mounted the confirmation chip for Canon, spending 7 euros and with a bit of work I equipped the lens of a valid help for the Maf . Obviously it is not foolproof but I have to say that I trust more the chip than my eye, after several tests on the field. The optics, for its price, have an enviable soft blur and a good sharpness even f1.4 (as long as you have put it in good focus. which may sometimes not be really accurate to that diaphragm. Of course, sharpness is related to those portraits where you do not look for the extreme sharpness of optics that cost 5 times more and weigh more than twice as much. In fact, it is a "light" optic, which does not fatigue in the long portrait sessions and allows you to bend easily without weighing down wrists and arms. At the end of the day it's an optics that I recommend to those who want to save for great portraits. Obviously there is better, but at that price and with these features, it is a great optics.
Cons:Construction, at f 1.4 is not clear, purple fringing at full throttle, the distance data on the focus ring wrong, sharpness at infinity ridiculous, slight play when attached to the machine (Fujifilm version)
Opinion:I wanted to trust those who said that even at f 1.4 was sharp: I hurt, because it is not. At full aperture is quite soft and has a lot of chromatic aberrations intrusive and annoying. The building I found satisfactory, from the feeling of Hazel, then forget it. Data on the focus ring is incorrect despite having the latest version of this lens (the one with the red line); the focus to infinity is completely wrong (possibly a manufacturing defect of my copy?). The sharpness becomes good only at f 2.8 onwards, very good instead the focus (which together with the price is the only redeeming factor as far as I'm concerned). Nice lens for amateur use, I did not like at all, prompted the return after 3 days.
Pros:Image quality, weight / size ratio, value for money
Opinion:I have this lens for about a year, bought used for 200 euros. I used it on both the Nikon D7000 and the Fujifilm XT1 and the answer was always great! Beautiful goal! the shots are always clean, the MAF is quite easy and if you take the chip version it surely helps you. rnrnUnfortunately, unfortunately, unfortunately, is the construction .. I happened that last Christmas, while I was in america, I tried to close the diaphragm from f2 to f8 with the result that while the ring rotates, the blades do not they close over 2.8 and make it impossible to close the diaphragm !!!!! Fortunately it is a lens I use little from f2.8 up, but I have to inform me about how much it can cost the repair.
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