Samyang has been long known for creating sharp, highly affordable lenses, and in recent years, they have added autofocus capabilities to many, increasing their appeal. One such lens is the AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II, which offers the popular combination of a classic portrait focal length and a wide maximum aperture. And at $799, it is far more affordable than many comparable lenses. Can it keep up with those other options? This great video review takes a look at the performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.
Coming to you from Julia Trotti, this excellent video review takes a look at the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II lens for Sony E mount cameras. While the first version of this lens offered impressive image quality for the price, the autofocus performance was a bit temperamental. It looks like Samyang has remedied that in this second iteration while maintaining that image quality. Meanwhile, at $799, the Samyang is arguably one of the most competitively priced lenses on the market, particularly when one considers the fact that many 85mm f/1.4 lenses cost around $1,500 or even north of $2,000. Check out the video above for Trotti's full thoughts on the lens.