Samyang/Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 EF Lens Announced, Price $749

The previously rumored Samyang/Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 EF Lens for Canon EF mount is now officially announced. The US price is $749, for comparison the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens is priced at $1,599. Now the Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 EF lens is available for pre-order at Adorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in July 2018.

Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 EF Lens for Canon EF Mount: $749 at Adorama.


Model name AF 85mm F1.4 EF
Aperture range F1.4 ~ 16
Lens optical Construction 9 ELEMENTS IN 7 GROUPS
Special lens Hybrid ASP 1
Coating UMC
Minimum focusing distance 0.90m (2.95ft)
Maximum magnification ratio x 0.11
Filter size Φ77.0mm
Number of blades 9
Mount Canon EF
Angle of view 35mm 28.4˚
ASP-C 19.0˚
Maximum diameter Φ88.0mm
Length 72.0mm
Weight without lens cap, hood 485g
Weight 570g

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF features both fast and silent Auto Focus, with a minimum focusing distance of 90cm and as a result, it is ideal for all kinds of portraiture, weddings, and low-light event photography.

Press Release:

Samyang Unveils AF 85mm F1.4 EF CANON Autofocus Lens [Setting New Standards]

Samyang Optics announces a new, fast aperture, short telephoto, autofocus lens for Canon DSLR photographers. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF, a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens, sets new standards for portrait lenses, thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. This lens inherits the renowned image quality of Samyang’s other fast aperture lenses and additionally delivers quiet, fast and accurate autofocus, thanks to the upgraded dual LSM motor.

Compact Size, Large Performance

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF weighs 485g and measures just 72mm long (without lens hood or rear cap). It has been designed with 9 optical elements in 7 groups and delivers high resolution from centre to corners of the image. Ultra Multi Coating effectively eliminates ghosting and flare, whilst Hybrid aspherical glass and Samyang’s advanced lens technologies further improve resolution. This lens produces beautiful Bokeh and high quality images, it also incorporates weather-sealing to protect internal componnents from harsh environments.