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Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:53:27 AM »
Samyang has officially announced the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF, their second autofocus lens for Canon’s EF mount.

This new 85mm offering for Canon’s EF mount offers a very compact size at only 72mm in length (without hood) and weighing in a rather light 485g. By comparison, Canon’s EF 85mm f/1.4L IS weighs in at 950g and Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 Art at an very heavy 1130g.

The lens construction is nine-elements with seven groups. The AF 85 f/1.4 EF employs hybrid aspherical glass and something called “Ultra Multi Coatings”.

Pricing for the new Samyang AF 85 f/1.4 EF is £599.99 in the UK, pricing for elsewhere in the world has not been released at the time of publishing this.

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Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:53:27 AM »

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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 10:07:04 AM »
650€ for Germany. Source

Shipping in July :).
Its rly small and light. < 500g without the hood.

Lets wait for the AF performance.
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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 01:34:44 PM »
The low weight is hugely welcome, but the lack of IS might push me to Tamron.

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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 02:39:45 PM »
It's not a Canon ef 50mm 1.2L II.   8)

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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 10:10:59 PM »
If Bryan C gives it good marks this is the one. The Tammy just isn't 'enough' for me. What does that mean? I'd rather have 1.4 and better AF accuracy. Plus, it's a bit spendy. I really could care less about stabilization at this focal length, I still can steady a camera LIKE THEY DID FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS.
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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 10:26:04 PM »
Really surprised how everyone is wowed by this. I guess the sizing is nice but I love my Sigma 85. I bought it for $1050 and would absolutely pay the difference between this and that if for no other reason that trying to get the thing repaired if it breaks is extremely difficult.
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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 10:37:33 PM »
Really surprised how everyone is wowed by this. I guess the sizing is nice but I love my Sigma 85. I bought it for $1050 and would absolutely pay the difference between this and that if for no other reason that trying to get the thing repaired if it breaks is extremely difficult.

I get where you are coming from but one thing for me is Sigma's color and contrast don't do it for me. I like the sharpness, but it ends there.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 10:37:33 PM »

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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 12:28:47 AM »
The low weight is hugely welcome, but the lack of IS might push me to Tamron.
I have the Tamron and it is really good and the stabilization is useful, but it is surprisingly large and heavy for a 1.8 lens.

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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2018, 08:27:58 AM »
I have the Canon 1.2 II so I don't have a need for this but I'd say its likely to be very good value for money.
I've a few Samyang Lens and there are all good and well built.
IS is very useful but I think it makes for lazy photographers. If you concentrate on your technique of keeping the camera/lens steady you are slowing down and taking better photographs.
I must say its a nice weight. The 1.2 II is just that bit too heavy.

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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2018, 10:17:30 AM »
I have the Canon 1.2 II so I don't have a need for this but I'd say its likely to be very good value for money.
I've a few Samyang Lens and there are all good and well built.
IS is very useful but I think it makes for lazy photographers. If you concentrate on your technique of keeping the camera/lens steady you are slowing down and taking better photographs.
I must say its a nice weight. The 1.2 II is just that bit too heavy.

Hector,  please remember shaky hands are greatly benefited by IS, as is video.

Also, IS helps keep ISO a bit lower in some situations, enough to improve IQ.

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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2018, 08:29:34 PM »
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Re: Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
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