Samyang 85mm F1.4 MK2 Auto Focus Sony FE Full Frame Camera Lens
Smaller, Lighter, Faster - The 2nd Generation!
Meet the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 lens, the second edition of the AF 85mm F1.4 FE that has been loved by many people since Samyang released its first autofocus lens. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Samyang Optics, Samyang Optics is introducing second-generation AF lenses with upgraded performance.
1. Smaller size and lighter weight
2. Excellent resolution and creamy bokeh from F1.4 fast lens
3. Quieter, faster and more accurate AF performance with linear STM motor
4. Professional control & upgraded reliability
This small and lightweight lens offers superior optical performance, improved AF technology, and enhanced user convenience. The 4 HR and 1 ED glass elements maximize the optical performance. Equipped with the linear STM motor, AF is faster, quieter and more accurate.
In addition, the 'Custom switch' and 'Focus hold button' functions are added for user convenience. Enjoy the fun of shooting with the newly launched AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2!
Unprecedented Resolution in Smaller & Lighter 85mm
The AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 is the lightest lens (only 509grams) among all the large aperture 85mm focal length lenses compatible with the Sony FE mount, so it's even a perfect match to compact Sony mirrorless cameras with a gimbal. Not only superb resolution but also weight is important when shooting portraits. Especially in a handheld shooting environment, the benefit of the lightweight lens is huge, so innovative technology was needed to combine resolution and weight at the same time. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 is lighter than other 85mm lenses compatible with full-frame Sony FE mount, but it expresses the subject with clear image quality.
Outstanding Center Resolution & Colour
The 4 HR (High Refractive) and 1 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements of this new AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 provide a stunning contrast and resolution, and its centre resolution is superior to other comparable expensive telephoto lenses. Samyang's advanced coating technology not only maintains excellent image sharpness even in poor lighting conditions but also the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 provides a clearer image with an improved Colour Contribution Index (CCI).
Extremely Clean & Beautiful Bokeh
F1.4 large-diameter aperture maximizes the extremely narrow depth of field expression. Its smooth blurred background can make subjects stand out in images and natural bokeh provides an artistic view. The AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 is the only FE mount lens that does not feature even a single aspherical glass. If an aspherical glass is used to improve its optical performance, there should be onion rings in the bokeh, which is a negative factor in the bokeh evaluation. Since the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 does not feature any aspherical glass in its elements, it has clear and beautiful bokeh!
Faster, Quieter, Precise Auto Focus Performance
Samyang’s Linear Stepping Motor (STM) provides the high-thrust efficiency needed for fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking, thus maximizing the advantages of Sony E-Mount cameras. Compared to the previous AF 85mm F1.4 FE, this new AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 is optimized for not only photo shooting but also video shooting by minimizing vibration and noise. Tracking the subject accurately and quickly, the AF also operates quietly and smoothly when shooting video.
Short Minimum Focal Distance 0.85m (2.79ft)
Minimum focal distance is just 85cm (2.79ft), so it produces impressive close-ups, even capturing small details, at very close to the subject. With a short minimum focal distance and large aperture of the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2, you can get close-ups by highlighting the subject with a smoothly expressed background!
Customized Buttons with Various Features
Important features of the AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 include:
1) Focus Hold Button
Pressing this button on the lens will keep the lens locked to that focusing distance. You can assign functions such as Eye AF in settings on the camera body.
2) Custom Switch
There is a custom switch, which can be set to allow adjustment of the aperture silently, by rotating the focus ring. Using the optional Lens Station, you can set up the mode to suit your own preference*.
• MODE 1 : Operates with focus control function (MF, DMF mode)
• MODE 2 : Operates with aperture control function (AF mode)
*More functions will be added through firmware updates in the future.
Overall, this is a lens that meets professional requirements for control and reliability, for both stills and videos.
Weather-Sealing & Modern Design
The AF 85mm F1.4 FE MK2 has been developed and enhanced, taking into consideration not only the design but also the user's shooting environment. It features a rubberized micro-patterned focus ring, stylish silver ring, hidden red ring, and matte finish which feels great to operate and the weather-sealing (in 7 areas) protects the lens from light rain, snow and dust.
Model name: AF85mmF1.4FEII
Aperture range: f/1.4-16
Lens: 11 elements in 8 groups; Special lens HR4, ED1
Min. focusing distance: 0.85m (2.79ft)
Magnification ratio: x0.12
Filter size: Ø 72mm
Max. diameter: Ø 83.4mm
Number of blades: 9
Mount: Sony FE
Angle of view: 28.9 degrees FF, 19.1 degrees APS-C
Length: 99.5mm (3.9in)
Weight: 509g (18.0oz)
Weather sealing: Yes
AF/MF mode switch: Yes
AF motor: Linear STM