Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Aspherical

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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Aspherical[1]
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Maker Samyang Optics
Key features
Ultrasonic motor No No
Image stabilization No No
Macro capable No No
Application Portrait telephoto prime
Technical data
Type Prime
Focal length 85mm
Crop factor 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

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" (PDF). Samyang Optics. Retrieved 2010-10-16.