Announcement: Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 RF

On May 28, 2020, the Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 RF lens was officially announced

Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 RF

Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 RF

Basic properties

  • Lens for full-frame mirrorless EOS cameras with RF mount
  • Second fix from Samyang under Canon RF
  • Relative opening: from 1: 1.4-1: 16
  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • MDF: 0.9 meters
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 9
  • Optical design: 11 elements in 8 groups, including 1 ED and 4 HR
  • Number of aperture blades: 9 pieces
  • Filter Diameter: 77 mm
  • Double ultrasonic focusing motor DLSM (Dual Linear Sabout nothing Motor)
  • Protected enclosure
  • Weight: 582 grams
  • Sample Photos on the official website
  • Price: about 700 dollars
  • Update: discontinued due to patent obligations


List of all mirrorless cameras with Canon RF mount

  1. Canon EOS [September 2018, NO IBIS.30MP AliExpress]
  2. Canon EOS Ra [November 2019, NO IBIS, 30MP]
  3. Canon EOSRP [February 2019, NO IBIS.26MP AliExpress]
  4. Canon EOS-R3 [April 2021, IBIS.24MP AliExpress]
  5. Canon EOS-R5 [July 2020, IBIS.45MP AliExpress]
  6. Canon EOS R5C [January 2022, NO IBIS, 45MP]
  7. Canon EOS-R6 [July 2020, IBIS.20MP AliExpress]
  8. Canon EOS R6 MARK II [November 2022, IBIS, 24MP]
  9. Canon EOS-R8 [February 2023, NO IBIS, 24MP]

All Samyang Auto Focus Lenses

For mirrorless full frame cameras Sony (AF-FE)

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)

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  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 5, on the topic: Announcement: Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 RF

  • Alexey

    Well done Koreans somehow managed to get a license for the camera and lens exchange protocol. or is it the life-giving virus so worked that Kenon decided to change its licensing policy)

  • Oleg

    I bought one for Sony Alfa back in the summer of 19 ... This is the question of Canon's “kindness”. Well done, Koreans, of course!
    The only thing that confuses me about it is the complete lack of manual pre-focusing. I love to shoot stars, and so, he often misses - the objects are weak!

    • Alexey

      Sony has licensed the protocol to many, so there is nothing surprising. Zeiss AF is only for Sony. That’s why :)

    • Alexander

      I myself have one on my Sony, an excellent lens for ridiculous money, sharp across the field, a little more vignet than GM, actually all the differences between the native 1.4.

    • Ivan

      The lens was discontinued due to the licensing of the RF mount by Canon.

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