Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 Autofocus Lens for Sony FE

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Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 Autofocus Lens for Sony FE

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 Autofocus Lens for Sony FE

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I find that moving from having all points active to a more selective focus group/point helps (a “flexiAF point” works better). I’ll do my best to answer those questions either in my video review or in the text review that follows. As mentioned, Samyang produces lenses for a huge range of mount systems, including Canon EF-S, EF, RF and M, Nikon F and Z, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax K, Sony A and E, and even Samsung NX if you've still got one of those kicking about. The Series II lenses features some newer features for Samyang which have debuted over the past two years. And then they started to dip their toes into incorporating autofocus into their lenses, though the first one of those lenses that I tested (the AF 50mm F1.

It means that photographers may have a little trouble locking in focus on the first try when working manually. com and PC Magazine are among the federally registered trademarks of Ziff Davis and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. This still doesn’t work as well as with human eyes (I got a few shots with the nose in focus instead), but it works fairly well. I subsequently reviewed the Canon RF mount version of the lens and found it even better (they added an AF/MF switch to the design).

This UMC technology reduces unwanted reflections and provides crystal clear image quality, minimizing flare and ghosting effects in high contrast environments, such as backlit pictures and nightscapes. Chromatic aberration is also a concern—it's visible at high-contrast areas, easily noticeable in tree branches against the sky. The Sony G Master lens weighs in at a considerably heftier 820g, though it is only 8mm longer and 1. About 3 ½ years ago I reviewed the first Samyang lens that I thought was truly competitive with the main brands, and it was the Samyang AF 85mm F1.

lens, with special attention paid towards minimising vibration and noise from the Linear Stepping Motor during video shooting. Samyang XP lenses: Samyang also offers a range of ‘Premium Manual Focus’ optics for DSLRs, all of which are full-frame compatible and available in Canon EF-mount. But then Samyang started to experiment with autofocus, and, while early results were a little primitive, I saw rapid progress.The lens has to be set at f/22 to operate normally on modern Nikon cameras, but no lock is provided to hold the aperture in this position. Most versions of the lens are fully manual but the Canon EF and Nikon F mount editions are ‘chipped’ with an internal microprocessor, enabling electronic communication with the camera body. The vignette seems quite linear in nature, so I actually haven’t found it objectionable in any kind of real world situation even without correction. There is also no switches (you’ll have to access manual focus from the camera body) nor is there a manual aperture ring (aperture is controlled from the camera body).

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future.Typical of Samyang lenses, build quality is good and this one features weather-seals in its robust construction. The accurate high frequency signals, controlled with Samyang’s own protocols, precisely operate the DLSM. Perhaps you got a bad copy because I have this lens and the performance matches the DXOmark results. It has an improved build quality that now includes weather sealing (and a much better manual focus ring), dual linear motor focus system, and very, very nice image quality. The quality of both sharpness and bokeh is excellent, helped by the inclusion of four HR (High Refractive index) elements and one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) element in the optical path.

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