Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

I thought this lens was arriving next week when out of the blue it arrived today and for £160 including Registered Delivery it’s a cracking lens. I have tested it out on the AF101 using the Kippon EOS adapter and what can I say…it blew me away.

This is a picture in my kitchen of my dear wife Susan and look at that shallow depth of field now  there must be a drawback I hear you say well the main drawback is the minimum focus which sits at one meter.

The picture it produces without any sharpening I may add are unreal for a lens of this price and don’t kid yourself it’s well made.

The company have already announced this 7.5mm f3.5 WA lens with a mFT mount which will be a great WA prime for the AF101…FANTASTIC. I would have no qualms about recommending the 85mm lens for the AF101 bearing in mind the one meter minimum focus restriction. I will be putting it to the test using it with the AF101 this Friday.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

2 thoughts on “Samyang 85mm F1.4 manual lens…FANTASTIC for the price !

  1. The 7.5mm is a fish-eye, which dramatically limits it’s usefulness.
    It’s also only a prototype, from what I’ve read there’s no confirmation it will be made, yet.

  2. I believe the 7.5mm is going to be a fisheye. Even if it isn’t, that’s crazy wide for anything other than very specialist use. Samyang do make a 14mm ƒ/2.8, however, which might be interesting on a µ4/3 camera.

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