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

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Samyang, which additionally goes beneath the Rokinon model identify, has introduced the discharge of a second-generation Rokinon 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Sony E-mount digital camera methods.

The lens is constructed of 11 parts in eight teams, together with 4 high-refractive parts and one extra-low dispersion component. This seems, as least primarily based 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 solely inner and is pushed through a stepping motor (STM), one of many few departures from its first-generation predecessor, which used ultrasonic linear motors. It additionally contains 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 way of 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 out there to pre-order for $799. No particular transport date has been offered right now.

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