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About Samyang 85mm F/1.4

The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Canon gives you a medium telephoto field of view that's ideal for portraits. With a hybrid aspherical lens 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' (1.0 m). This lens is designed for use with full-frame film and digital cameras, but may also be used with cameras with APS-C sized sensors.

Samyang 85mm F/1.4 Features

  • Bright f/1.4 medium telephoto portrait lens
  • Lens is constructed with one hybrid aspherical element for outstanding, sharply defined images
  • Lens features 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
  • This lens is designed for use with full-frame film and digital cameras, but may also be used with cameras with APS-C sized sensors

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
Canon EF
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. 3.07x2.94" (78x74.7 mm)
19.01 oz (539 g)

Samyang 85mm F/1.4 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers


Great lens for a very good price


from Lakewood, Ca  -  Pro Photographer

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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Dr. Cornel C  Thanks I knew that from the ad. Maybe I will ask it differently. Do you supply a focus confirmation chip adapter?
Andrew R  I'm unaware of any sort of adapter. The way the chip would work it would need to have data stored on the specific lens you're using (max and min aperture, focal length, etc.). I don't think that would be possible with an add-on adapter.
Dr. Cornel C  Does it come with the "focus Confirmation chip"? As the Nikon version has.
Andrew R  Focus confirmation chip is not specified.
Lavonia b  Will this lens work with the canon T5i?
Andrew R  This lens should work on nearly any Canon EOS system SLR/DSLR.
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