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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Thought i would start a actually test thread. Fred move this around or rename it if you want.

I shot these inside the house. I have my back windows facing North light . So this is all daylight coming in. Im noticing about 6300 Kelvin which seems a little high . Looks to me about 300 to 400 Kelvin on the warm side. But that's another test. I just got the lens about 2 hours ago and have the kids today so thought I would grab some. My keeper rate could be better but they where also all hyped up. But got some decent ones

Brooks is first . His Left eye is Real his right eye is not. He had it removed as baby as he had cancer in it . Eye AF typically always goes to his real eye. That would be our right as we are viewing. Watch EXIF data. I will be testing more in the coming days as will Fred and others as well.























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Apr 12, 2019 at 03:35 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


This is the younger one Davis. Tasmanian Devil






















Apr 12, 2019 at 03:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


This one the first image is the color coming in at about 6300 Kelvin . Second image i knocked it down to about 5950












Apr 12, 2019 at 03:38 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


At a little further distance. These kids see a camera like any kid they come close. All Eye AF












Apr 12, 2019 at 03:40 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Shit a 4ft long snake in my garage. Gotta move cars


Apr 12, 2019 at 03:46 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Looks to be about a 5ft Gardner snake. Never seen one this big. He is hiding in the very corner of the garage.


Iíll get back to posting soon. But so far I really like the look. Certainly nicer than my Sony 85 1.8. I will run it against my 50 1.4 Sony on Big Bronco



Apr 12, 2019 at 04:05 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


You should get that looked at 😲

GMPhotography wrote:
Shit a 4ft long snake in my garage. Gotta move cars




Apr 12, 2019 at 04:24 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Just got it in hands.

First impressions:
  1. LIGHT for a 85/1.4 lens. My copy weighs 562g. Hood is light and compact at only 45g.
  2. AF is not fast but it's quiet
  3. Accurate Eye AF. I'm happy to report this as focus accuracy was not a strength with previous Samyang AF lenses. I tested 30 images and eyebrows were critical sharp in all of them!
  4. Flare resistance is not as bad as reported. I'd say it's average. (Perhaps same level as GM. Need to test more)
  5. Well built
  6. Tested at infinity and it's optimal at f/5.6 across the field. Center is already optimal at f/2.8 or f/4.
My copy is well centered at f/1.4.



Apr 12, 2019 at 04:31 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Make sure you got animal turned off. Lol




Apr 12, 2019 at 04:51 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Bokeh balls are free of onion ring pattern but have a slight outlining.

As we step down, specular highlights get less rounded and look more like polygons. I'd say it still looks ok at f/1.6 and f/1.8. The GM definitely does better here with more rounded bokeh balls when stopped down and lower optical vignetting. (less cat-eye shape off-axis)





































Apr 12, 2019 at 05:11 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Looks good . Your son holds still. Lol

I have more to post tonight. I feel I got a good copy



Apr 12, 2019 at 05:15 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


It's flat field at infinity and f/1.4. I see no difference when focusing at extreme edge or center, so minimal field curvature.


Apr 12, 2019 at 05:36 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Nice resolution/contrast gain from f/1.4 to f/1.6. (not much difference from f/1.6 to f/1.8)







Apr 12, 2019 at 05:38 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Another jump at f/2.8 and improves very slightly at f/4.

I'd say center resolution is optimal at f/2.8 at center and f/5.6 for the mid and extreme corners. Great performance.





Center of the frame




Apr 12, 2019 at 05:42 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


When shooting at smaller apertures, it acquires focus at shooting aperture. So, if it's at f/5.6, it focus at f/5.6. That's bad news for studio portraits.
Switching to Live View Display: Setting Effect: "OFF" changes this behavior and the lens opens the aperture to acquire focus and then changes back to shooting aperture. (Just like with the 85 GM)



Apr 12, 2019 at 05:57 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Good news. The flare reported in other reviews is not really lens flare. It's "ring flare" and using the hood fixes the issue 100%.
This also happens with the 85 GM and new 135 GM. (link)

Veiling flare so far behave well but there is definitely some ghosting.





TOP: without the hood, Bottom: with OEM hood




Apr 12, 2019 at 06:01 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Ah thatís good news. I have a hood coming but have 3 filters rings for now. Might even be in mailbox


Apr 12, 2019 at 06:25 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


Looks pretty good so far. At that price point itís going to sell well. Itís not a gm killer but when you factor in price I would go with the samyang.


Apr 12, 2019 at 06:49 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


wow. it's hard for me decide which one i will fill up the gap between 24gm and batis 135. uesed batis 85mm or samyang 85mm 1.4 ?


Apr 12, 2019 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Samyang/Rokinon 85 1.4 Test Thread Images


C_n_red_again wrote:
Looks pretty good so far. At that price point itís going to sell well. Itís not a gm killer but when you factor in price I would go with the samyang.


Not only the price but the weight savings too. It's only about 190g heavier than the FE 85/1.8 and we are talking about a 85mm f/1.4! The 85/1.4 GM is ~260g heavier.

FE 85/1.8 = 371g
FE 85/1.4 GM = 822g
Samy 85/1.4 = 562g

It's also sharper than the GM wide open and there is almost no motor noise. Focusing speed is pretty much equiv. to the GM while the FE 85/1.8 is faster.



Apr 12, 2019 at 07:15 PM
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