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
Technical data
Type Prime
Focal length 85mm
Crop factor 135 film format
Aperture (max/min) f/1.4 - f/22
Close focus distance 1.0m
Diaphragm blades 8
Construction 9 elements / 7 groups
Ultrasonic motor No No
Lens-based stabilization No No
Macro capable No No
Application Portrait telephoto prime
Max. length 72.2 - 95.7mm
Diameter 78mm
Weight 513-560g
Filter diameter 72mm
Lens hood included
Angle of view
Diagonal 28.3°
Introduction 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.