Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens Announced, Price $699

Samyang officially announced the new AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens for Canon RF mount mirrorless cameras. The US price is $699 and it will be released in June 2020. Now the new Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens is available for pre-order at Adorama. Order now if you are interested.

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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens: $699 at Adorama

Key Features:

  • Designed for Canon RF mount
  • Fast F1.4 lens with beautiful bokeh – 9 rounded aperture blades provide pleasing bokeh
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) – Proprietary UMC technology effectively eliminates Ghosting and Flare
  • Weather Sealing – Protects the lens from the elements
  • Lens Mount: Canon EOS RF
  • Lens Format: Full-Frame
  • Fixed Mirrorless FL: 85mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
  • Lens Type: Medium Telephoto / Portrait Lens
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Filter Size: Focal Length: 77mm

Press Release:

New York, New York – May 28, 2020 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Telephoto for Canon RF mount, a groundbreaking and inspired lens with true artistic image quality. It is the fourth RF model with the distinctive ROKINON pedigree. The AF 85mm F1.4 RF is arguably the best value, high performance and affordable AF portrait prime available, superbly suited for both amateurs and professionals.

With advanced autofocusing technology, the versatile ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 RF delivers breathtaking bokeh, impressive image quality and exceptional resolution. Its design incorporates a DLSM (Dual Linear Sonic Motor) that utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to provide fast and silent autofocus performance. Protocols developed specifically for a short telephoto lens precisely control the operation of the DLSM.

The ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 is a perfect match for Canon R mirrorless cameras. Specifically engineered with a shorter flange back length, the resulting reduction in length and weight enhances balance, portability, and user experience. It is a bright spot in the image capture sector, offering advanced still and video features in a superbly crafted package.

The optical design of ROKINON’s AF 85mm F1.4 RF incorporates special elements (one Extra Low Dispersion (ED) and four High Refractive Index (HRI) special elements.) with UMC coatings, a fast F1.4 maximum aperture, and a rounded nine blade diaphragm. Together, they maximize image quality and contrast even at wide open apertures with exceptionally smooth bokeh. With a ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 RF lens, you can unleash your creative talents and produce pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds that convey a three dimensional perspective to your portraits.

ROKINON autofocus lenses are loaded with features, and the new AF 85mm F1.4 RF is no exception. Weather sealing protects against dust, light rain and moisture. An AF/MF switch allows quick and easy shifting between auto-focus and full manual focus operation, and an internal focusing design eliminates changes in length. The non-rotating 72mm filter mount allows the use of polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning.

The ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 Canon RF lens includes a removable lens hood, reversible for easy storage, along with a soft lens pouch. Available from authorized ROKINON dealers in June with an MSRP of $799.