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Capture Perfect Portraits with the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4

This auto-focus telephoto prime lens is designed for full frame cameras, combining a short-telephoto focal length with a large F/1.4 aperture for creating shallow depth of field. It's compact and lightweight, with a weather sealed body that ensures you can keep shooting in any conditions. Perfect for capturing stunning portraits.

Ultra-Fast F/1.4 Maximum Aperture

The Samyang AF 85mm lens has an impressive f/1.4 maximum aperture providing excellent depth of field control. Shooting wide-open lets you create a shallow depth of field effect where your subject stands-out against a smoothly blurred background. The 9-curved diaphragm blades help produce a smooth, round bokeh in the out of focus highlights and background of the image.

Great Low Light Performance

The large aperture also enables the lens to perform exceptionally well in poor lighting scenarios. More light passing through the wide aperture means you can get away with using faster shutter speeds to produce photos that are still relatively well-exposed, even in lower ambient light.

Portrait Perfect 85mm Focal Length

As a short telephoto lens, the Samyang AF 85mm lens offers some magnification and a reasonable amount of background compression that, together, creates a very flattering focal length for portraits. This means you can keep a bit of distance between you and your subject, allowing them to really out against the background in a natural looking way.

Dual Linear Supersonic Motor

An upgraded dual-type Linear Supersonic Motor (LSM) assures fast, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, allowing you to capture moving subjects with tack-sharp focus. Autofocus, combined with the cinematic depth of field, also opens up more video shooting opportunities to extend your creativity. Of course, for finer, more precise adjustments, manual focus override is available.

Internal Focus Design

Since focusing is performed internally, the physical size of the lens remains constant as you focus. This helps maintain the quality and composition of your photos. Internal focus also means that the front of the lens doesn’t rotate while focusing, so you can use circular polarisers or graduated ND filters without the need to re-adjust them after focusing.

Hybrid Aspherical Element

An optical construction of 9 glass elements in 7 groups includes one Hybrid Aspherical element that minimises spherical distortion and chromatic aberrations. This helps produce high-contrast images with edge-to-edge image sharpness and excellent colour reproduction in many lighting scenarios.

Anti-Reflective Ultra Multi Coating

Ghosting and flare caused by strong light are controlled by Samyang’s anti-reflective Ultra Multi Coating (UMC). The coating also suppresses surface reflections and optimises light transmission so images have improved contrast and colour neutrality, particularly while shooting in brightly lit environments.

Compatible with Crop Sensors

Although primarily designed for full-frame DSLRs, the lens is also compatible with crop sensor cameras where it provides a 136mm equivalent focal length. It will also work with Canon’s mirrorless range as long as you’re using the separately available M-Mount adapter.

Compact, Lightweight and Weather Sealed Construction

The Samyang AF 85 mm F1.4 Lens build quality is nothing short of excellent, thanks to a combination of metal and high quality plastic parts. It’s significantly lighter and more compact than its similar counterparts. To top it off, a weather sealed design also helps protect the lens from dust and moisture so you can keep working even in harsh environments.

Mount Canon EF, Nikon F
Focal length 85mm
Aperture Range f/1.4 - f/16
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor APS-C
Angle of View 35mm: 28.4° APS-C: 19.0°
Minimum Focus Distance 90cm
Maximum Magnification Ratio 0.11x
Optical Construction 9 elements in 7 Groups with 1 Hybrid Aspherical element
Diaphragm Blades 9
Coating Ultra Multi-Coating
Lens Hood Bayonet Type (included)
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions 7.2 x 8.8cm
Weight 0.485kg (without lens caps and hood)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Samyang AF 85mm F/1.4
  • Reversible Lens Hood
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

24 month Australian warranty

from Maxxum Pty Ltd Australia

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