The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF and the Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF is the longer of the two lenses at 99mm. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF with a length of 98mm is 1mm shorter. On the other hand, the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF's 78mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF and Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF weighs 584g, which means it is 146g (19%) lighter than the Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF which has a weight of 730g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Prime Lenses in Canon RF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Prime Lenses in Canon RF Mount for Size Comparison
Both Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF and Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF has the same Canon RF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon RF lenses are Canon R6 II, Canon R10 and Canon R7.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 85mm and the fastest aperture of F1.4.