Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AF Continues to Impress

The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AF Continues to Impress after the ephotozine review. This lens is on my shortlist for lenses to purchase in the near future, but I have been putting a lot of money into shooting wide since it’s astrophotography season.

The latest review by Lenstips is simply glowing saying:

I think we don’t even have to write a very lengthy summary in this case. If a lens of an independent producer three times cheaper than its well-done brand name rival fares in most categories better than the said brand name lens, you really don’t have to be verbose.

We should be grateful to independent producers for their good quality lenses which are sold at normal prices. While developping new systems, brand name manufacturers are climbing new heights of absurdity with pricing new lenses launched on the market…

along with their lengthy list of Pros


  • sensational image quality in the frame centre,
  • good image quality on the edge of APS-C,
  • moderate longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • negligible lateral chromatic aberration,
  • practically zero distortion,
  • sensible coma correction,
  • very low astigmatism,
  • slight vignetting on APS-C sensor,
  • silent and sensibly accurate autofocus,
  • good price/performance ratio.


  • a bit of problems related to spherical aberration,
  • weak performance against bright light,
  • huge vignetting on full frame.

If you need more information or want to see the testing check out the full review on Lenstips it’s a good one.

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AF: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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