Samyang has unveiled a new autofocus lens for the RF in the AF 85mm f/1.4 prime lens.
The AF 85mm f/1.4 RF appears to be the same optical design as the Sony FE version. This lens boasts 11 elements in 8 grounds with an extra-low dispersion element and 4 high refractive index elements which help to reduce chromatic aberrations and which have the added bonus of helping reduce the size of the lens design.
Weather sealing is also present on this lens along with 9 aperture blades.
Samyang says the new lens will begin shipping in June for $800 USD.
New York, New York – May 28, 2020 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Telephoto for Canon RF mount, a groundbreaking and inspired lens with true artistic image quality. It is the fourth RF model with the distinctive ROKINON pedigree. The AF 85mm F1.4 RF is arguably the best value, high performance and affordable AF portrait prime available, superbly suited for both amateurs and professionals.
With advanced autofocusing technology, the versatile ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 RF delivers breathtaking bokeh, impressive image quality and exceptional resolution. Its design incorporates a DLSM (Dual Linear Sonic Motor) that utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to provide fast and silent autofocus performance. Protocols developed specifically for a short telephoto lens precisely control the operation of the DLSM.
The ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 is a perfect match for Canon R mirrorless cameras. Specifically engineered with a shorter flange back length, the resulting reduction in length and weight enhances balance, portability, and user experience. It is a bright spot in the image capture sector, offering advanced still and video features in a superbly crafted package.
The optical design of ROKINON’s AF 85mm F1.4 RF incorporates special elements (one Extra Low Dispersion (ED) and four High Refractive Index (HRI) special elements.) with UMC coatings, a fast F1.4 maximum aperture, and a rounded nine blade diaphragm. Together, they maximize image quality and contrast even at wide open apertures with exceptionally smooth bokeh. With a ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 RF lens, you can unleash your creative talents and produce pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds that convey a three dimensional perspective to your portraits.
ROKINON autofocus lenses are loaded with features, and the new AF 85mm F1.4 RF is no exception. Weather sealing protects against dust, light rain and moisture. An AF/MF switch allows quick and easy shifting between auto-focus and full manual focus operation, and an internal focusing design eliminates changes in length. The non-rotating 72mm filter mount allows the use of polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning.
The ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 Canon RF lens includes a removable lens hood, reversible for easy storage, along with a soft lens pouch. Available from authorized ROKINON dealers in June with an MSRP of $799.