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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:13:18 AM »
It looks like we’re going to be getting another autofocus 85mm option, this time it will come from Samyang who will be announcing an AF 85mm f/1.4 very soon.

This joins the Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 in the company’s new autofocus line of lenses for Canon’s EF mount.

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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:13:18 AM »

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 08:16:09 AM »
That's stickin' it to the man!

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 08:24:12 AM »
Next Samyang 50mm/f1.4 autofocus




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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 08:41:18 AM »
Next Samyang 50mm/f1.4 autofocus




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Any bets that it will focus better than the sigma?

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 09:25:19 AM »
So, seriously, how good are these inexpensive Chinese lenses we’ve seen popping up the past three years or so? Anybody here try, or have any?

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 10:00:42 AM »
So, seriously, how good are these inexpensive Chinese lenses we’ve seen popping up the past three years or so? Anybody here try, or have any?

I have the manual focus version. It's pretty good but manually focusing an 85 1.4 is difficult, especially in video and especially on a Canon body that offers no focus assist option on the LCD.

I'll get one of these AF versions if it's not too expensive.

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 11:13:26 AM »
So, seriously, how good are these inexpensive Chinese lenses we’ve seen popping up the past three years or so? Anybody here try, or have any?
Samyang is a South Korean company, and has made some bos lenses for decades. In this sense, Samyang is quite different from Yongnuo and other Chinese manufacturers.

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 11:28:27 AM »
So, seriously, how good are these inexpensive Chinese lenses we’ve seen popping up the past three years or so? Anybody here try, or have any?

I've used one of their Rokinon cine lenses (24mm), and was quite surprised at how much I liked the look.  I'd have no problem buying one again, if the specs met my needs.

As mentioned, they're a South Korean optical company that's been around for decades, used to make the Vivatar lenses, and also merged with a Japanese CCTV company.  It's great to see them coming out with new lenses for modern cameras.

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 11:54:37 AM »
So, seriously, how good are these inexpensive Chinese lenses we’ve seen popping up the past three years or so? Anybody here try, or have any?

I have the manual focus version. It's pretty good but manually focusing an 85 1.4 is difficult, especially in video and especially on a Canon body that offers no focus assist option on the LCD.

I'll get one of these AF versions if it's not too expensive.

I have a 6D just so that I can use the Super Precision Matte focus screen. I used the 85mm last weekend, with great results. I also install those AE confirmation chips so that I can get some focus confirmation (there is microadjustment support, but it seems to dial in for your test distance best, so I don't rely on it) and focal length in the EXIF data.

I enjoy using the 24, 35, 50, and 85mm lenses from RokiBowYang (mine are all Rokinon). And they are sharp! ...if you get a good copy. Experience with newer lenses seems to be better. I had an older 24mm and a new one ordered online was dramatically sharper wide open, though the old wasn't bad stopped down to f/2.

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 12:11:24 PM »
RokiBowYang!  Bringing the heat.

Wow. This looks tiny compared to the Sigma Art on the right.  And the left profile is... the old MF RokiBowYang 85 f/1.4?  Are they really comparing it to themselves?

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 12:17:17 PM »
that looks more like the new canon 1.4

anyhow..interested to see the price of this :)
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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2018, 12:44:06 PM »
that looks more like the new canon 1.4

anyhow..interested to see the price of this :)

On the left, you mean -- yes, good eye.  That's it.

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 12:52:04 PM »
I'd bet this lens would be around £699.00

Next up is 50mm 1.4 AF EF mount please!!!! Tired of waiting for Canon's version.

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 12:52:04 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2018, 01:00:35 PM »
I'd bet this lens would be around £699.00

Next up is 50mm 1.4 AF EF mount please!!!! Tired of waiting for Canon's version.

No way.  If I wanted a poorly focusing 50 prime, I'd get a Sigma 50 Art. 

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 01:12:59 PM »

I'm interested for sure, but if Canon comes out with a 50mm f/1.4 IS soon, that's where all my money will go.

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Re: Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 01:12:59 PM »