Samyang announced the second generation of the Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF II lens for Sony mirrorless. Like the first generation Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF II, it maintains a compact design with updates in the autofocus sector.
Features of Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF II
The Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF II comes with a body length of about 99.55mm and a diameter of 83.44mm. It weighs about 509 grams. This dimension is the most compact and light in the 85mm F1.4 lens category with Sony E-Mount. The body design is also dust and water resistant.
Behind the body design, the Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF II carries a lens construction of eleven elements in eight groups. This includes four high-refractive lens elements and one extra low-dispersion lens element.
The lens construction formula is still the same as the first generation Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF. However, the difference is that the Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF II now supports an internal autofocus system that is faster and quieter. Its autofocus system relies on a stepping motor (STM). In the first generation the autofocus system used an ultrasonic linear motor.
Other features Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF II has been equipped with an Autofocus lock button that can be adjusted according to your needs. The body also has a lens ring that is useful for manual focus settings.
Price Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF II
The Samyang 85mm F1.4 AF II is now available and can be pre-ordered at a price of US$799,000.