Samyang Optics have been on a roll lately releasing Auto focus lenses for Sony and Canon cameras, recently they announced a new Auto focus lens for Canon EF mount the AF 85mm f1.4 EF lens, great news for Canon users. This is the second auto focus lens Samyang have produced for Canon users, with the previous lens being the AF 14mm f2.8 EF check out my review here.
I’ve been using this lens for about a month now and have been able to test it out in a number of different scenarios an have to say it has performed well, before I give my thoughts, here is some information and specs direct from Samyang.
The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is designed with a bright aperture of F1.4. The new 85mm is formed of 9 elements in 7 groups, with 1 Hybrid aspherical lens. It also has Ultra Multi Coating, a feature used to reduce ghosting and lens flare. This lens provides smooth out-focusing and beautiful bokeh effect with excellent center resolution. The AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens is equipped with a variety of Samyang’s most advanced lens technologies, making it ideal for a variety of shooting situations – portraits, outdoor, pets and more. It is also lightweight and compact, weighs only 485g without lens caps and hood, maximizing portability and usability.