Samyang declares second-generation $799 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Sony E-mount: Digital Pictures Assessment


Samyang, which additionally goes below the Rokinon model title, has introduced the discharge of a second-generation Rokinon 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Sony E-mount digicam programs.

The lens is constructed of 11 components in eight teams, together with 4 high-refractive components and one extra-low dispersion factor. This seems, as least based mostly on the specs, to be the identical optical formulation utilized in its predecessor. The lens has a minimal focusing distance of 85cm (2.8ft), makes use of a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, has a 72mm entrance filter thread, and is sealed for mud and water resistance.

Autofocus is fully inner and is pushed by way of a stepping motor (STM), one of many few departures from its first-generation predecessor, which used ultrasonic linear motors. It additionally incorporates a customizable AF Lock button that may be programmed to suit your wants and though tt lacks a bodily aperture ring for its F1.4 by F16 aperture vary, it does have a big rubber focus ring for handbook focus.

the lens measures 83.4mm (3.3”) in diameter by 99.5mm (3.9”) lengthy and weighs 509g (18oz), making it one of many lightest and most compact 85mm F1.4 lenses on the market for Sony E-mount cameras, coming in solely barely bigger than Sigma’s 85mm F1.4 DG DN lens.

The Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AF II is accessible to pre-order for $799. No particular delivery date has been offered presently.

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