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Samyang AE 85 mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC

Manufacturer Samyang
Model AE 85 mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 85 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.4
Angle of view 28.3 o
Closest focusing distance 1 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 9 elements / 7 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 78 x 72.2 mm
Weight 513 g
Additional information 1 aspherical lens
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  1. Kuba
    Kuba 19 August 2010, 03:17
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    IP 90.156.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 250 GBP
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Lens hood made from cheap plastic. Plastic filter thread. You will need to get KatzEye focusing screen with split prism to maintain all Your pictures in focus

    Pros: - Creamy bokeh & fantastic optical quality. Very sharp wide open - you don't want to shoot with any other aperture than 1.4, 1.6 - great lens coating, no flare, You can shoot agains the light with no artifacts -price!!! 85mm 1.4 prime for less than 300 GBP!!!! - manual focus (makes You think more when composing images) - CPU contacts (on my Nikon D300 gives me all metering modes + EXIF data)

    Summary: Fantastic lens, superb sharpness, price (even if it breaks down I will buy another one), no cons for that price. It is the best purchase I did in the past Year. Don't think, just get it and start to take pictures with it. And do not believe all those Nikon gear porn jerks checking if brick walls are straight enough or if bottle of wine is in focus. Get that lens and shoot wide open. This lens is for that. For anything else get good quality zoom.

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