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Lens review

Samyang AF 85 mm f/1.4 FE

5 July 2019
Maciej Latałło

11. Summary

Pros:

  • sensational image quality in the frame centre,
  • good image quality on the edge of APS-C,
  • moderate longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • negligible lateral chromatic aberration,
  • practically zero distortion,
  • sensible coma correction,
  • very low astigmatism,
  • slight vignetting on APS-C sensor,
  • silent and sensibly accurate autofocus,
  • good price/performance ratio.

Cons:

  • a bit of problems related to spherical aberration,
  • weak performance against bright light,
  • huge vignetting on full frame.
I think we don't even have to write a very lengthy summary in this case. If a lens of an independent producer three times cheaper than its well-done brand name rival fares in most categories better than the said brand name lens, you really don't have to be verbose.

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We should be grateful to independent producers for their good quality lenses which are sold at normal prices. While developping new systems, brand name manufacturers are climbing new heights of absurdity with pricing new lenses launched on the market...