Samyang Details AF 85mm F1.4 FE Prime Lens for Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Samyang has revealed is latest Sony FE mount lens. The new AF 85mm F1.4 will be part of the company's "Spring Collection."

Thanks to its short telephoto focal length and wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, the lens is an ideal fit for users who want to capture shallow depth-of-field and pleasing background blur. Likewise, the device incorporates 9 diaphragm blades for smooth bokeh effects. In addition, the unit features an optical design with 11 elements in 8 groups (4 HR, ED 1), offering high image resolution along with reduced color fringing and chromatic aberrations.

Meanwhile, DLSM (Dual Linear Sonic Motor) tech is implemented as well to enable quiet and quick autofocus performance. Likewise, the lens uses Samyang's Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) to minimize unwanted reflections, flare, and ghosting effects. Finally, weather-sealing has been employed to provide anti-dust and water-protection.

Here's a full rundown of specs per Samyang:
  • Aperture range - F1.4 ~ F16
  • Lens optical construction - 11 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Special lens - HR 4, ED 1
  • Coating - UMC
  • Minimum focusing distance - 0.90m (2.95ft)
  • Magnification Ratio - x 0.11
  • Diaphragm Blades - 9
  • Filter size - 77.0mm
  • Maximum Diameter - 88.0mm
  • Mount - Sony FE
  • Full Frame Angle of view - 28.9˚
  • ASP-C Full Frame - 19.1˚
  • Length - 99.5mm
  • Weight - 568g
Pricing and an exact release date have not been announced yet, but the AF 85mm F1.4 Lens will be available later this spring.

Source: Samyang