Samyang 85/1.4

Started Apr 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
BobORama Senior Member • Posts: 2,429
Re: Samyang 85/1.4

I like the Samyang from the stand point of edge to edge sharpness at reasonable apertures.   Because of low coma, it was very suitable for far field work ( astro-photography / tele-landscape ) and not as nice as the Tak 1.8/85 for portraiture.  But as a modern lens, I think the Samyang outperforms the Tak in terms of the nisen-bokeh and other aspects where 40 year old glass just can't compete.   This is from the s-m-c Tak 1.8/85 @ 1.8 for comparison

Any lens like this is a compromise, and they two are very different lenses.  The Samyang is a great lens for the price, especially when the Tak is more money and not necessarily better depending on the work being done with it.

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Pentax K-5 Pentax K-1 Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Diagonal Fisheye Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical +9 more
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