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

reviewer#8691 date: Feb-23-2011
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:Minolta - AF 70-210 F4 (beercan)
Minolta - AF 28-85 F3.5-4.5
Minolta - AF 50 F1.7
Minolta - AF Reflex 500 F8
Sony - AF DT 18-70 F3.5-5.6
Sony - AF 75-300 F4.5-5.6
price paid:239.00
positive:Nice bokeh
Cheap!!! compared to similar
Great colors
Darker than similar when working at 1.4 Aperture Value.
comment:Difficult to focus at 1.4 because of the tiny DOF but once focused the results are great, definitely worth it; a little dark wide open, this darkness is definitely compensated with the sharpness delivered in the final result. This is an excellent option at a great price!!

Rokinon branded.

rating summary

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  • 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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