Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE Review

July 9, 2019 | Mark Goldstein |

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE Sharpness at 85mm

For this test, the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE lens was attached to a Sony A7 III body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 70mmThe full frame at 85mm

Centre sharpness is a little disappointing when shooting wide-open at f/1.4, acceptable at f/1.8, and very good from f/2 onwards, with f/16 being adversely affected by diffraction. The edges aren't quite as sharp as the centre, with f/2.8-f/11 producing the sharpest results.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/1.4 f1_4.jpg f1_4.jpg
f/1.8 f1_8.jpg f1_8.jpg
f/2 f2.jpg f2.jpg
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg