Samyang intros AF 85mm f/1.4 FE lens for Sony cameras

Samyang has announced a new prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras — the AF 85mm f/1.4 FE, the company’s sixth autofocus lens for Sony E-mount.

Here’s Samyang’s introduction video for the lens:

The lens is said to offer “stunning resolution and bokeh” along with “excellent AF performance,” according to Samyang. As said before, this is the South Korean’s company sixth lens its made for Sony’s full-frame E-mount cameras since 2016. 2016 marked the company’s first time releasing an autofocus lens.

“As photography enthusiasts are looking for more than optical performances, the demand for lenses capable of various expressions is growing,” Samyang said. “AF 85mm F1.4 FE is based on Samyang’s 40 years of optical technology, it captures the subject in a delicate and precise manner in even open aperture setting.”

Back of Samyang's AF 85mm F1.4 FE
Samyang’s AF 85mm F1.4 FE’s aperture is built with 9-bladed and produces “stunning resolution bokeh.”

Let’s take a look inside the AF 85mm f/1.4 FE prime lens

Inside, the AF f/1.4 FE uses 11 elements in 8 groups. That includes an ED glass element to combat color fringing and chromatic aberration. This lens is also weather sealed, so it should have no problems keeping dust and water out.

The aperture of the lens features a 9-blade iris. Samyang claims it will produce beautiful bokeh when used with a shallow depth of field. You can judge for yourself in the pictures below:

Image courtesy Christopher Frost.
Image courtesy Christopher Frost.

Other notable features include a UMC coating, a minimum focusing distance of 2.95 feet, a 77mm filter size, a length of 3.9 inches and a weight of 1.25 pounds. Its overall weight looks like it should make for a portable lens.

Pricing and availability

Samyang says the AF 85 mm f./1.4 will be out this spring. The pricing and specific date of release will be announced later.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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