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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E

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The 2nd generation Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E full-frame mirrorless cameras is smaller, lighter and faster with more reliable AF tracking, excellent images and video as well as beautiful bokeh.

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  • Second generation design with enhanced operation, improved reliability and better results across the board
  • Excellent sharpness and high resolving power, particularly in the centre thanks to a high quality optical design
  • Fast, precise and quiet AF with tenacious AF tracking which works seamlessly with Sony subject detection algorithms
  • Sharp results even when shooting wide open together with a 9-bladed aperture for smooth and clean bokeh
  • Excellent short telephoto prime lens for stills and video which is weather sealed for outdoor shooting
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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E Summary

Arriving to coincide with their 50th anniversary is the second generation Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E full-frame mirrorless Alpha cameras. This short telephoto prime lens has been updated inside and out with Samyang’s latest design language, improved optics and tenacious autofocus capabilities, resulting in a lens which is smaller, lighter and faster than the original.

It offers excellent sharpness with high resolution particularly in the centre of the image circle, which is apparent even when shooting wide open at f/1.4. The 9-bladed aperture renders pleasingly smooth and clean bokeh, with a wide maximum aperture perfect for separating your subject from the background.

The AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II is ideal for both stills and video thanks to featuring the latest STM AF technology found in Samyang lenses and the exterior includes a custom switch and focus hold button for improved operation. Samyang also weather sealed this lens in order for you to be able to shoot outdoors during wind, rain or snow.

Key Features

  • Robust and reliable second generation design with weather sealing
  • Smaller, lighter and faster than the original lens
  • Fast, precise and quiet AF with reliable AF tracking
  • Excellent image performance even wide open at f/1.4 aperture
  • Professional control with customisable buttons
  • 9-bladed aperture for smooth and clean bokeh
  • Compact 72mm filter thread

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E in More Detail

Outstanding Centre Resolution

With 4 HR (High Refractive) and 1 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass element included in the new optical design, the AF 85mm F1.4 FE II provides excellent contrast and resolution, with a centre resolution which is superior to many other telephoto lenses. Samyang's advanced coating technology also maintains excellent image sharpness even in low lighting conditions and delivers a clearer image with improved Colour Contribution Index (CCI).

Fast, Precise and Quiet Auto Focus Performance

Samyang’s Linear Stepping Motor (STM) provides the efficiency needed for fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking, capitalising on the advantages which Sony E-Mount cameras provide. Compared to the previous AF 85mm F1.4 FE, the latest generation AF 85mm F1.4 FE II lens is optimised for shooting stills as well as video, through the reduction of vibration and noise. Samyang's Linear STM satisfies both photographers and videographers who demand quieter and more accurate control from the lens focusing groups.

Beautiful Clean Bokeh

The AF 85mm F1.4 FE II is the only FE mount Sony lens that does not feature any aspherical glass, which often cause onion ring effects in the bokeh. Since the AF 85mm F1.4 FE II has no aspherical glass elements, it has clear and beautiful bokeh with rounded edges.

Enhanced Reliability with Professional Control

To improve your workflow Samyang has included customisable Focus Hold Button and Custom Switch in the AF 85mm F1.4 FE II.

Focus Hold Button

The focus hold button locks focusing distance, although it can also be assigned with other functions, including Eye AF in settings on the camera body.

Custom Switch

The custom switch can be set for silent aperture adjustment by rotating the focus ring. Using the optional Samyang AF Lens Station For Sony, you can set up the mode to suit your own preference*.

(*More features will be added through firmware updates in the future)

0.85m Short Minimum Focal Distance

The minimum focus distance is just 85cm, making the lens perfect for portraits from close up headshots to full-body images, while isolating the subject from background with the wide f/1.4 maximum aperture.

Contemporary Design with Weather Sealing

The AF 85mm F1.4 FE II has been developed and enhanced with a micro-patterned rubber focus ring, which feels great to operate. Extensive weather-sealing in 7 areas protects the lens from light rain, snow and dust.

What’s in the box

  • Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E mirrorless cameras
  • AF 85mm FE II lens hood
  • Font and rear caps
  • Lens pouch

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II Lens for Sony E Specifications

  • Mount Type: Sony E mount full frame (FE)
  • Optical design: 11 elements in 8 groups
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.85m
  • Filter Size: 72mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
  • Minimum Aperture: f/16
  • No. Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Weather Proof: Yes
  • Measurements: 83.4mm x 99.5mm
  • Weight: 509g
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Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
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Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 85 mm
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Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: N/A
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Hood supplied: N/A
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
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Maximum focal length: 85
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Minimum focal length: 85
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Power zoom: N/A
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Tripod collar: N/A
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Best For Holiday and Landscape: Yes
Best For Interior and Architecture: Yes
Best For Fashion and Portrait: Yes
Best For Macro and Still Life: N/A
Best For Astro: Yes
Best For Street: Yes
Best For Wildlife and Sport: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
Zoom method: N/A
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Our Verdict

Samyang’s second generation lenses invariably arrive with significant improvements over the original, as was the case with the AF 35mm F/1.4 FE II Lens, which is also for Sony cameras. In this Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II the external design has been updated with Samyang’s latest design language, however it’s what’s inside, which is perhaps most exciting. The new optical formula has been developed to render high resolution with sharp details and beautifully smooth bokeh. These are the characteristics which an 85mm prime lens will ideally deliver and the second gen Samyang does that admirably.

The focusing motor (STM) is also quicker and quieter than the original, with improved tracking of subjects as they move around the frame. The quiet and smooth nature of the AF system lends itself to both stills and videography, with the AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II making a great choice for hybrid shooters. The lens has also been extensively weather sealed and includes customisable buttons to hold focus, switch to silent aperture changes and make other selections based on your shooting style. Topping off the reasons to add this short telephoto to your collection is a compact 72mm filter thread and robust hood which is included.

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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