Canon's RF lenses are certainly spectacular, but they are also quite pricey. Samyang's new AF 85mm f/1.4 lens is quite affordable and seeks to fill the ultra-popular fast 85mm role for lots of photographers. Can it hold its own against more expensive options? This great video review will show you everything you need to know about the lens.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost Photography, this great video review takes a look at the new RF Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 lens. No doubt, Canon's RF 85mm f/1.2L is spectacular, but at $2,699, it is very expensive, which may make it impractical for a lot of photographers. On the other hand, the Samyang is just a little over a quarter of the price of Canon's 85mm, meaning if it can provide close performance, it could be a huge hit for the company. Samyang's option features four high refractive index elements for reduced distortion and spherical aberrations and increased sharpness, one extra-low dispersion element for reduced color fringing, Ultra Multi-Coating for reduced flares and ghosting, Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh, and a weather-sealed design. Altogether, it looks like a fantastic alternative to more expensive options. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts.