Samyang 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC A-mount lens review by PeterH

reviewer#12116 date: Jan-27-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:€269
positive:Sharpness, build, size, f1.4
comment:This is one of the best buys ever. For only €269 you get a fantastic lens. The build quality is amazing. Can recommend this one to everyone who knows how to handle a manual focus lens (with focus peaking it's an easy job).

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 38
  • sharpness: 4.83
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 4.53
  • distortion: 4.71
  • flare control: 4.34
  • overall: 4.62 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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