Today, Samyang has just officially announced the new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE lens for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. The lens is priced at €699 EU and the US price is not released.
Below is the Press Text:
OPTICAL PERFORMANCE, THE ORIGINAL ATTRACTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY THAT DESCRIBES SENSITIVITY BEYOND THAT
- E-Mount AF auto focus weather sealing Ultra Multi Coating Linear Super Sonic Motor Beautiful Bokeh 9 Aperture Blades HR Lens ED F1.4.
- The AF 85mm F1.4 FE cherishes Samyang’s world class optical technology while envisioning a new leap forward, with its quick and accurate autofocus performance and excellent resolution.
Its complex optical construction is comprised of 11 glass elements, among which are special High Refractive (HR) glass, which successfully allow both a compact size and high image resolution. The achromatic design, incorporating Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass, effectively corrects chromatic aberrations and minimizes peripheral softness, creating lively images in vivid colors.
- Exceptional rendering even at the brightest apertures
The AF 85mm F1.4 FE’s optical design minimizes optical aberrations, while maximizing the image quality from corner to corner. Its detailed rendering results in exceptional image quality, even on the latest high-resolution full-frame cameras; and its bright maximum aperture means you can enjoy this excellent performance even when shooting indoors or in darker conditions.
The lens’s attractive bokeh, created through precise lens polishing, adds a great feeling of depth and space in your photographs. Also, its aperture mechanism comprises 9 precisely-controlled iris blades, providing natural, circular, out-of-focus highlights at all apertures. With this smooth bokeh, achieved through various optical technologies, you can create images full of character in your portrait or subject photography.
- Expressing a visual feeling of depth
The short telephoto focal length, combined with the wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, enables photographers to achieve a dramatically shallow depth-of-field, setting your pictures apart from those taken with other lenses. This optic offers great creative freedom: it yields images with depth, while maintaining an appropriate distance from the subject; it separates subject and background naturally, providing an impressive visual feeling of depth.
- Designing a complex optical system with High Refractive elements
Four HR (High Refractive) elements, made of special materials with an outstanding refractive index, improve optical performance and enable a compact optical design. The AF 85mm F1.4 FE was designed from the ground-up with this technology, to lessen its users’ burden with a shorter length and smaller size.
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