Last year, Samyang1 released the AF 85mm F1.4 FE prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. Now, the lens has been updated with a Canon RF mount to work with Canon’s line of full-frame mirrorless cameras, too.
Aside from the new mount, the lens remains unchanged from its Sony FE predecessor. The lens is constructed of 11 elements in 8 groups, including one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) element and four High Refractive Index (HRI) elements to help minimize chromatic aberration. The optical elements also use Samyang’s Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) to keep flares and ghosting under control.
Autofocus is driven by Samyang’s Dual Linear Sonic Motor (DLSM) and the sole button on the lens is the AF/MF button for switching between auto and manual focus. The lens features weather-sealing, a nine-blade aperture diaphragm and a 77mm front filter thread. Below is a sample photo, provided by Samyang:
The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF is expected to ship in June for $800, with pre-orders opening up before then. The RF version comes in at $100 more than the Sony FE version was launched at and $200 more than what the Sony FE is currently selling for. We will update this page when pre-orders become available.
1Samyang is also sold under the Rokinon and Bowens brand names, depending on your region and the retailer you purchase from.
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