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Samyang 85mm F/1.4: Picture 1 regular $289.00

About Samyang 85mm F/1.4

The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon With Focus Confirm Chip gives you a medium telephoto field of view that's ideal for portraits. It includes a special chip that allows the lens to work with the camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering and auto white balance functions. With hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating, you can produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 85mm lens focuses as close as 3.3' (30.48 cm) from the lens and includes a lens hood. This lens is designed for use with full-frame film and digital cameras and may also be used with cameras with APS-C sized sensors.

Samyang 85mm F/1.4 Features

  • Special chip allows the use of camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering, auto white balance
  • Bright f/1.4 medium telephoto portrait lens
  • Lens is constructed with hybrid aspherical elements for outstanding, sharply defined images
  • Lens features super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images
  • Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 3.3' (1.0 m) for enhanced portrait shots
  • Designed for use with full-frame cameras and may also be used with APS-C cameras

Samyang 85mm F/1.4 Specifications

Focal Length
85 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 127.5 mm
Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Format Compatibility
35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View
APS-C Picture Angle: 17.7deg.
Minimum Focus Distance
3.28' (1.0 m)
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Thread
Front: 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL)
Approx. 3.07x2.84" (78x72.2 mm)
18.34 oz (520 g)
Mfr #

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Reviewed by 1 customers


Great lens for a very good price


The lens is a surprise and very well worth the money if you don't mind the manual focus. If you're a professional then it should not be a problem. Compared to other lenses this is almost - very close - as good as a major manufacturer lens for the fraction of the price. Sharpness and distortion (lack of) is on par with the best lenses. Get your hands on one, I think the price is going to go up very soon.


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Shopper  Hi, How does this focus confirm chip works on Samyang 85mm f/1.4?
JAMES L  I find it works well and is accurate. I shoot with the nikon d7000. If you look through the view finder, on the lower left corner you will see either an arrow pointing right or left, or a dot. As you focus and see an arrow, turn the focus ring in the direction of the arrow, when you get a dot, you are in focus. The more time you spend with manual focus the faster you get at it. I find this lens is a true bargain. This lens has great bokeh, and can have stunningly shallow depth of field. I hope this helps.

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