Samyang keeps trucking along with their new lens announcements, and this time they have something to share with Sony mirrorless shooters.
Today, Samyang unveiled the AF 85mm f/1.4 FE lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras as part of their Spring Collection. The lens builds on their previous manual-focus 85mm f/1.4 and updates it with autofocus and a new optical design optimized for mirrorless cameras.
The AF 85mm f/1.4 is constructed with 11 elements in 8 groups, 4 elements of which are high refractive and 1 extra low dispersion element. There's also Ultra Multi Coating for suppressing flare and ghosting. It features nine rounded aperture blades which controls the light from f/1.4 to f/16. Minimum focusing distance is 2.95 feet (0.90 meters) for a magnification ratio of 0.11x. Autofocusing is performed with a Dual Linear Sonic Motor. Filters can be attached via the 77mm threading on the front of the barrel.
Weather sealing is present with gaskets positioned at the focus ring as well as the mount. The AF 85mm f/1.4 measures in at 3.91 inches (99.5 millimeters) long and 3.46 inches (88 millimeters) in diameter. It weighs 1.25 pounds (568 grams).
Sample photos can be viewed on the Samyang website. More information on pricing and availability is coming soon.