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 A Mount
What type of photography is the Samyang 85mm F1.4 lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the Samyang 85mm F1.4 is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy the 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 assist you in determining 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 Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Samyang 85mm F1.4 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony E and Samsung NX mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider 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 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 127.5mm.
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 Tamron 85mm F1.8 VC , Tamron 90mm F2.8 VC Macro, Tamron 90mm F2.8 VC USD Macro in Sony Alpha 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 Sony Alpha 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.
Popular Comparisons of Samyang 85mm F1.4
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Top Alternatives of Samyang 85mm F1.4 Lens
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