Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Aspherical

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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Aspherical[1]
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Key features
Maker: Samyang Optics
Image stabilization: No No
Ultrasonic motor: No No
Macro capable: No No
Application: Portrait telephoto prime
Technical data
Type: Prime
Focal length: 85mm
Frame coverage: 135 film format
Aperture (max/min): f/1.4 - f/22
Construction: 7 groups / 9 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 8
Close focus distance: 1.0m
Max. diameter: 78mm
Max. length: 72.2 - 95.7mm
Weight: 513-560g
Filter diameter: 72mm
Lens hood: included
Angle of view
Diagonal: 28.3°
Introduced: 2009
Retail info

The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Aspherical is Samyang's 35mm format moderate telephoto prime lens for portraiture.


The Samyang 85mm supports most SLR mounts and thus its dimensions vary accordingly. As a manual focus only lens, it does not support auto focus. This has enabled the manufacturer to produce a lens of exceptional quality[citation needed] while remaining significantly cheaper than equivalent lenses from either Nikon or Canon.

The lens contains one aspherical element.[1]

It is also sold under a number of different brands such as Walimex, Rokinon, Vivitar and Bower.

Samyang has released the AE version of the lens for Nikon which includes a CPU and electronic contacts to allow for automatic exposure in all modes, including in camera models that do not normally support automatic exposure with manual focus Nikon Ai lenses.


  1. ^ a b "Datasheet". Samyang Optics. Retrieved 2010-10-16.