In the description for this lens it say that there is an AF confirm chip. I've been doing a lot of research on this lens (also Rokinon, Samyang, Bell Howell) Apparently all these brands make the same lens, but they all say that only Nikon has the AF confirm chip. Does this Canon EF mount lens actually have an AF confirm chip and if so, do any of the other Rokinon, Samyang, Bell Howell 85mm 1.4 lens have it as well (for Canon)?
This lens does not come with a AF confirmation chip. It seems they copy pasted the same description on all of the versions of this lens. You can however purchase it separately and install it yourself, I have seen several videos online on how to do it. I did the same research and bought this lens thinking that it would include the chip pre-installed but this was not the case. I even called to verify with and expert but they weren't familiar with this particular lens.
I only found clarification of this at the bottom of the page where is says "Adorama expert Advice", it confirms the lack of focus confirmation on the Canon version. On a side note, i have read that the confirmation chip isn't completely accurate since it's technically just an ad on and not built it on any version so it's not worth having the chip anyways.
I personally zoom in in live view and manually focus. I mostly use it for video and shots I can be patient with (no run and gun). Otherwise it's actually a really good lens at least until you can afford another f1.4 with auto focus.