Announcement of Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 EF

On June 18, 2018, an autofocus lens was introduced for full-frame cameras with Canon EF mount - Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 EF.

Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 EF

Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 EF

Basic properties

  • Lens for full-frame SLR cameras Canon EOS with EF mount
  • The second autofocus fix from Samyang for Canon EF
  • Relative opening: from 1: 1.4-1: 16
  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • MDF: 0.9 meters
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 9
  • Optical design: 9 elements in 7 groups, including 1 ASP. The same scheme uses the version for Nikon F - Samyang AF 85/1.4F
  • Number of aperture blades: 9 pieces
  • Filter Diameter: 77 mm
  • Double ultrasonic focusing motor DLSM (Dual Linear Sabout nothing Motor)
  • Focus mode switch
  • Protected enclosure
  • Weight: 485 gram
  • Price: about 700 dollars (view)


All Samyang Auto Focus Lenses

For mirrorless full frame cameras Sony (AF-FE)

For mirrorless full frame cameras Leica l

Cinema lenses for Sony (V-AF FE)

For mirrorless full frame cameras Canon (AF RF)

For SLR full-frame cameras Canon (AF EF)

For SLR full-frame cameras Nikon (AF F)

For mirrorless cropped cameras Sony (AF E)

For mirrorless cropped cameras FujiFilm (AF X)

All autofocus 85s

Choosing a good 85mm portrait lens is very important for a large number of photographers. I pay a lot of attention to this issue, therefore I have prepared this list of all such autofocus lenses for full frame cameras with F <= 2 and a focal length of about 85 mm.

Nikon (F, Z mounts)

  1. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor [December 1987]
  2. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor [March 1994, Thailand/Japan]
  3. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor [November 1995]
  4. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4GN AF-S Nikkor SWM IF Nano Crystal Coat [August 2010]
  5. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8G AF-S IF SWM Nikkor [January 2012]
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S [July 2019]
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.2 S [January 2023]

Canon (EF, RF mounts)

  1. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.2 L USM [September 1989
  2. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.8 USM [July 1992]
  3. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.2 L II USM [March 2006]
  4. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.4 L IS USM [November 2017]
  5. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM [May 2019]
  6. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS (DEFOCUS SMOOTHING) [October 2019]

Yongnuo/YnLens (different mounts)

  1. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8) [9/6, Canon EF, February 2017]
  2. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8N) [9/6, Nikon F, May 2019]
  3. Ynlens YN85mm F1.8S DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8S) [9/8, Sony E, August 2020]
  4. Ynlens YN85mm F1.8R DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8R) [9/8, Canon RF, May 2021]
  5. Ynlens YN85mm 1:1.8Z DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8Z) [9/8, Nikon Z, March 2022]
  6. Yongnuo 85F1.8S DF DSM [9/8, Sony E, August 2022]

Sony / Sony Zeiss ZA / Minolta (E / FE, A mount)

  1. Sony FE 1.4/85 GM (SEL85F18GM) [February 2016]
  2. Sony FE 1.8/85 (SEL85F18) [February 2017]
  3. Sony SAL85F14Z / Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 ZA T* [June 2006]
  4. Minolta AF 85mm 1:1.4 (22) (AF lens 85) / Minolta Maxxum / Dynax / G / G+D / G+RS / G+D+LE and other versions of the same lens, A mount [1987]

Sigma (different mounts)

  1. Sigma EX 85mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM (two sub-versions with different body finishes, for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A, February 2010)
  2. Sigma 85mm 1: 1.4 DG | A [Art] (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA, Sony E, Leica L, September 2016)
  3. Sigma 85mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A [Art] (for Sony E, Leica L, August 2020)

Viltrox (different mounts)

  1. Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM (Sony E/FE + Fujifilm X, 2018)
  2. Viltrox AF 85/1.8 STM ED IF (Nikon Z, Canon RF, December 2020)
  3. Viltrox AF 85/1.8 II STM ED IF (Sony E/FE + Fujifilm X, July 2020, light version XNUMX)

Pentax (K mount)

  1. SMC Pentax-FA* 1:1.4 85mm IF AUTO FOCUS PENTAX 85 [1992]
  2. HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW [May 2020]

Samyang / Rokinon (different mounts)

  1. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 EF (for Canon EF, scheme 9/7, June 2018)
  2. Samyang AF 85/1.4F (for Nikon F, scheme 9/7, April 2019)
  3. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 FE (for Sony E, scheme 11/8, March 2019)
  4. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 RF  (for Canon RF, scheme 11/8, May 2020)
  5. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 FE II (for Sony E, scheme 11/8, July 2022)

Meike (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Nikon Z, FujiFilm X)

  1. MEIKE 85mm AF 1: 1.8 [review] (Canon EF / Canon EF-S, April 2018)
  2. MEIKE 85mm AF 1: 1.8 [review] (Nikon F, Aug 2020)
  3. MEIKE 85mm 1:1.8 Auto Focus Lens FF STM [review] (for Sony FE/E + Nikon Z, Canon RF, FujiFilm X, June 2022 + March 2023)
  4. MEIKE 85mm 1:1.4 Auto Focus Lens FF STM (for Sony FE/E, Nikon Z + Leica L, September 2023, July 2024)

Zeiss (various mounts)

  1. Zeiss Sonnar 1.8 / 85 T * (Batis 1.8 / 85) [April 2015, built-in stabilizer, Sony E/FE mount, 11/8]
  2. Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4/85 ZA T* (Sony SAL85F14Z) ​​[June 2006, Sony A/Minolta A mount, 8/7]
  3. Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 T * [November 2002, Contax N mount, 10/9]

Tamron (different mounts)

  1. Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD Model F016 (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A [without VC function], March 2016)

Tokina (Sony E / FE mount)

  1. Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE (for Sony E, most likely a complete analog Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM, January 2020)

AstrHori (Sony E/FE mount)

  1. AstrHori AF 85mm 1:1.8 [December 2022]

7Artisans (Sony E/FE mount)

  1. 7Artisans 85mm F/1.8 AF STM FE [July 2024]

Panasonic (L mount)

  1. Panasonic LUMIX S 1: 1.8 / 85mm [November 2020]

Separately, you can still highlight non-classic 85s:

  1. macro lens Canon Lens RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM [2020, RF]
  2. longer LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-SL 1: 2/90 ASPH. (2018, Leica l)
  3. less aperture Sony 85 / 2.8 SAM (SAL85f28) [2010, A]
  4. shorter SMC PENTAX FA 1:1.8 77mm Limited (1997, K)
  5. shorter HD Pentax-FA 1: 1.8 77mm Limited (2021, K)
  6. shorter Samyang AF 75 / 1.8 FE (2020, E) + Samyang AF 75/1.8X (2023, X)
  7. cropped Samsung Lens 1:1.4 85mm ED SSA i-Function [2011, NX]
  8. cropped and longer FUJIFILM FUJINON LENS SUPER EBC XF 90mm 1: 2 R LM WR [2015, X]
  9. cropped and shorter Viltrox AF 75/1.2 XF STM ED IF [2022, X, E, Z]
  10. cropped, less aperture, macro lens Nikon DX AF-S Micro Nikkor 85mm 1: 3.5G ED VR SWM IF Micro 1: 1 [2009, F]
  11. many 90/2.8 class macro lenses

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Comments: 21, on the topic: Announcement of Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 EF

  • Max

    I hope they finally gash down the normal multi-lobe diaphragm, and not the nut-squalor that was in the old Samyang 85-ke

  • Denis

    outwardly it looks like Sony lenses

    • B. R. P.

      And SigmoTamrons (new).

      • Michael

        And to be absolutely exact on Zeiss

  • zengarden

    Max, not filmed; at best rounded, but this is just Wishlist.
    For example, the shape of its diaphragm does not bother me at all.

    Denis, yeah, as I saw the picture - I thought that they did it for Sony :)

  • Valentine

    By the way, in June a new version from Yongnuo was released from F1.4 to 50mm for Canon cameras. So, at canon, autofocus alternatives on F1.4 are only growing.

  • Alexey de Paris

    This is all very interesting, but I am sure that the price for this Chinese will not be Chinese at all ...

    • Serhiy Todoriuk

      I agree with you, only samyang seems to be like Koreans nevertheless (it's like lying or samsung in electronics :)

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Yes, they even have "Made in Korea" on the case.

    • Jive

      Samyang Optics Company Limited is a South Korean company founded in 1972. She is mainly known as a manufacturer of lenses and all kinds of photographic accessories. All Samyang Optics lenses are manufactured at the company's factory located in Masan, South Korea. The Samyang range includes both zoom lenses and prime lenses. All interchangeable lenses manufactured by Samyang Optics are designed for third-party mounts.

  • anonym

    Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.2 L USM somewhere error

    • Arkady Shapoval


      • anonym

        Well, the link goes to CANON EF 50MM F / 1.2L USM

  • Pawel

    That's all from the beginning on Kenon, but when will Nikon be gash? And then the price even of a used 85ki 1.8D 15000r .... Not budget (((

    • Michael

      Given that the price of the manual Samyang is slightly cheaper than 85 1.8D, budgeting is not expected. There will likely be competition with the f / 1.4 club

    • Denis

      if they wanted to release a budget one (cheaper than Nikon), then they would have made 1.8 autofocus

    • Valentine

      Yongnuo for Nikon 35mm F2 (EGF 52,5) ​​price 5-5,5 sp., 50mm F1.8 (EGF 75) price 4-4,5 sp., 100mm F2 (EFR 150) price 11,5-12,5, 85 sput. Workers, but inferior to their native and more eminent counterparts. They don't have 40s for Nikon, 85 is not the most successful. In general, there is a choice of relatives and analogues, which is good. For a full frame, I would definitely take a fast 100 or 85. But for the crop, everyone here already estimates - take XNUMX, get by with fifty dollars, work with manuals, etc.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Another 14 mm :)

  • Vlad

    Samyang will need a brand new design for Sony E mount since they don t take the short cut method Sigma opted for by just porting the DSLR lens with a built in adapter to E mount.

  • Ostap

    I wonder if there is information on the Sony E will be such an 85mm 1.4?

    • Jive

      The manufacturer, in principle, produces optics primarily for the Sony mount.

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