Samyang 85mm F1.4 is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) Telephoto Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF Mount
What type of photography is the Samyang 85mm F1.4 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Samyang 85mm F1.4 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| Very Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
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| No Weather Sealing
| No Autofocus
Samyang 85mm F1.4 is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Samyang 85mm F1.4 is also available in Nikon F (FX) , Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Sony E and Samsung NX mounts.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Samyang 85mm F1.4 has a maximum diameter of 78mm and total length of 75mm. It weighs 539g / 19.0 oz.
Samyang 85mm F1.4 has a filter thread of 72mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Samyang 85mm F1.4:
Samyang 85mm F1.4 has a fixed focal length of 85mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 136mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Samyang 85mm F1.4 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Canon 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM , Canon EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM, Tamron 85mm F1.8 VC, Tamron 90mm F2.8 VC Macro, Tamron 90mm F2.8 VC USD Macro in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Samyang 85mm F1.4 With Optical Image Stabilization
Below are the 3 Telephoto Prime type Canon12 mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Samyang 85mm F1.4 has a max aperture of F1.4 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Samyang 85mm F1.4's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 7 groups . Special elements used in this design is 1 aspherical element.
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