The new Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE prime lens for full-frame Sony E-mount (FE mount) is now available for pre-order. The lens has fast autofocus, 9 blades aperture for round bokeh, and features a lightweight design.
For a long time, Samyang (in some markets known as Rokinon) was known for producing fully manual lenses within the affordable market segment. Since 2016 the company has started to incorporate autofocus in their lenses and currently they have nine auto-focus lenses built for various lens mounts. The AF 85mm f/1.4 prime lens for Sony E-mount is their 6th Sony FE mount AF lens.
Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE Prime Lens
This lens features 11 elements in 8 groups (4 HR, ED 1). Using 4 HR glass lenses keeps the size of the lens compact and provides outstanding resolution. The ED glass lens effectively compensates for colour fringing and reduces chromatic aberration. The lens features fast and accurate autofocus with DLSM (Dual Linear Sonic Motor) technology, which works with very silent ultrasonic vibrations.
The 85mm focal length is in the medium-telephoto range and could therefore be well suitable for portraits. With the fast aperture of f/1.4 and 9 blades aperture construction, it can produce images with shallow depth of field and round bokeh.
Samyang’s Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology is applied during a thorough cleaning process, followed by Ion-Beam Sputtering (IBS), which controls the spread of reflections, while still enabling a high transmittance of light. This UMC technology reduces unwanted reflections and provides a clear image quality, minimizing flare and ghosting effects in high contrast environments, such as backlit pictures and night-scapes.
The aluminum body of the lens features weather-sealing to enhance anti-dust and water-protection capabilities. The body of the lens is only 99.5mm long, so it is quite compact. There is no information about its price or availability, yet.
What do you think of the new autofocus Samyang 85mm EF lens? Do you use other autofocus lenses by Samyang? Do you like them? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.