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Introducing the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 Lens

G'day, folks! Say hello to the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 lens - the second edition of the beloved AF 85mm F1.4 FE that's won the hearts of many since Samyang dropped their first autofocus lens. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Samyang Optics, they're unleashing the second generation of AF lenses with some serious upgrades.

This small and lightweight lens offers superior optical performance, improved AF technology, and enhanced user convenience. The 4 HR and 1 ED glass elements maximize the optical performance. Equipped with the linear STM motor, AF is faster, quieter and more accurate.

In addition, the 'Custom switch' and 'Focus hold button' functions are added for user convenience. Enjoy the fun of shooting with the newly launched AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2.

Unprecedented Resolution in Smaller & Lighter 85mm

The AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 is the lightest lens (only 0.509kg) among all the large aperture 85mm focal length lenses compatible with the Sony FE mount, so it's even a perfect match to compact Sony mirrorless cameras with a gimbal. Not only superb resolution but also weight is important when shooting portraits. Especially in a handheld shooting environment, the benefit of the lightweight lens is huge, so innovative technology was needed to combine resolution and weight at the same time. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 is lighter than other 85mm lenses compatible with full-frame Sony FE mount, but it expresses the subject with clear image quality.

Outstanding Center Resolution & Colour

The 4 HR (High Refractive) and 1 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements of this new AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 provide a stunning contrast and resolution, and its centre resolution is superior to other comparable expensive telephoto lenses. Samyang's advanced coating technology not only maintains excellent image sharpness even in poor lighting conditions but also the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 provides a clearer image with an improved Colour Contribution Index (CCI).

Extremely Clean & Beautiful Bokeh

F1.4 large-diameter aperture maximizes the extremely narrow depth of field expression. Its smooth blurred background can make subjects stand out in images and natural bokeh provides an artistic view. The AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 is the only FE mount lens that does not feature even a single aspherical glass. If an aspherical glass is used to improve its optical performance, there should be onion rings in the bokeh, which is a negative factor in the bokeh evaluation. Since the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 does not feature any aspherical glass in its elements, it has clear and beautiful bokeh.

Faster, Quieter, Precise Auto Focus Performance

Samyang's Linear Stepping Motor (STM) provides the high-thrust efficiency needed for fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking, thus maximizing the advantages of Sony E-Mount cameras. Compared to the previous AF 85mm F1.4 FE, this new AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 is optimized for not only photo shooting but also video shooting by minimizing vibration and noise. Tracking the subject accurately and quickly, the AF also operates quietly and smoothly when shooting video.

Short Minimum Focal Distance 0.85m (2.79ft)

Minimum focal distance is just 85cm (2.79ft), so it produces impressive close-ups, even capturing small details, at very close to the subject. With a short minimum focal distance and large aperture of the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2, you can get close-ups by highlighting the subject with a smoothly expressed background.

Customized Buttons with Various Features

Important features of the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 include:

Focus Hold Button

Pressing this button on the lens will keep the lens locked to that focusing distance. You can assign functions such as Eye AF in settings on the camera body.

Custom Switch

There is a custom switch, which can be set to allow adjustment of the aperture silently, by rotating the focus ring. Using the optional Lens Station, you can set up the mode to suit your own preference.

MODE 1 : Operates with focus control function (MF, DMF mode).

MODE 2 : Operates with aperture control function (AF mode).

Overall, this is a lens that meets professional requirements for control and reliability, for both stills and videos.

Weather-Sealing & Modern Design

The AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 has been developed and enhanced, taking into consideration not only the design but also the user's shooting environment. It features a rubberized micro-patterned focus ring, stylish silver ring, hidden red ring, and matte finish which feels great to operate and the weather-sealing (in 7 areas) protects the lens from light rain, snow and dust.

Model Name AF 85mm F1.4 FE II
Aperture Range F1.4 - 16
Lens Optical Construction: 11 Elements in 8 Groups
  Special Lens: HR 4, ED 1
Coating UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.85m
Magnificient Ratio x 0.12
Filter Size Ø72mm
Maxmum Diameter Ø83.4mm
Number of Blades 9
Mount Sony FE
Angle Of View Full Frame: 28.9º
  ASP-C: 19.1º
Length 9.95cm
Weight 0.509kg
AF Motor Linear STM

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice.

  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AutoFocus UMC II Lens for Sony FE

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

24 month Australian warranty

from Maxxum Pty Ltd Australia

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