Samsung 85mm f/1.4 on sale at Amazon.

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
timedrun Contributing Member • Posts: 683
Re: Samsung 85mm f/1.4 on sale at Amazon.

Its a fantastic lens, with a lot of uses. An outdoor portrait lens, indoor head/shoulders or medium tele, great for concerts and such.

WRT it's use as a general purpose medium tele, the lens has a reluctance to AF on objects at distance, it needs a little help.

The lens does not have sole AFmode, it is M/AF or MF, so the manual focus works all the time, even when auto focusing. This is the help the lens needs to focus quickly at distance, basically MF the lens out a bit and the AF does the rest. I have only just worked this out myself today.

The focus is mechanincally coupled to a distance scale, which also helps.

Its heavy but I still cart is about everywhere, my bag has the 16,30,45 and 85 in it. Quality.

Good luck with your new lens.

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