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Showcase Samyang AF 85mm F1.4

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Tifoso, May 30, 2019.

 
 
  1. Tifoso

    Tifoso New to TalkEmount

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    Giuseppe
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
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    David
    Those first two really show the lens's capability, but the third shot! :2thumbs:
     
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  3. Richard Crowe

    Richard Crowe TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Nice captures... I wonder how this lens matches up against the Sony 85mm f/1.8?
     
  4. Tifoso

    Tifoso New to TalkEmount

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    Giuseppe
    Hi,

    the Sony 85mm 1.8 has clearly the better af system. At f1.8 both were equally sharp, but my Samyang already had the nicer backgrounds (without pixel peeping). And with f1.4 it is another world :D 
    From the colors the Samyang is a bit warmer than the Sony.
    I sold my Sony after 2 weeks with the Samyang because the af is not that important to me for people shots. If you want I can show you some unscientific comparison shots I did with both.
     
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  5. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Chris
    Love the rendering! I have the 85 1.8 FE and will admit the bokeh is not as creamy (still nice). Right now however I need the better AF speed of the 1.8 as I also use the lens for action/stage photos.
     
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  6. Tifoso

    Tifoso New to TalkEmount

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    Giuseppe
    Sure, if AF is important to you the 85 1.8 is the lens to go
     
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    Tifoso New to TalkEmount

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  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Dave
    Winner lens. It helps to have charming subjects
     
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