Samyang 85/14 DSLR Canon AE

Item number: 21555
  • Suitable for full format and APS-C sensor
  • Looks like 128 mm on the APS-C (DX) camera, on cameras with 4/3 sensor even like 170 mm
  • Outstanding lens speed of 1:1.4
  • Very good image quality thanks to high-quality aspherical glass lenses
  • Automatic aperture
  • Internal focusing
  • High-quality optics and mechanics
  • Manual focusing
  • For Canon EF bayonet: with built-in chip for controlling the aperture from the camera: Time / aperture and programme automatic is possible; EXIF data is also reported to the camera
Item description

Optimum angle of view - beautiful portraits
The 85 mm lens from Samyang is an ideal focal length, it delivers concentration on the essential. On a full-frame camera, its 29° angle of view provides optimal concentration on the picture element. When the 85/1.4 is mounted on an APS-C camera, the angle of view is 19°, which is roughly equivalent to the image impression of a 135 mm lens. The same 85 mm on a 4/3 camera has an image effect even like a 170 mm of the full format camera and that again at 1.4 aperture. This very practical aperture of 1.4 never changes, which not only provides an extremely bright viewfinder, but also the possibility of cropping through the smallest depth of field. The lens is very well corrected and convinces with very good and distortion-free imaging performance. The very compact design provides comfortable handling with a well-balanced centre of gravity.

Superior lens speed
The high lens speed of this Samyang lens allows the use of shorter exposure times or lower ASA values. This significantly reduces image noise on digital cameras. The large aperture with shallow depth of field optimises the position of the plane of focus in the viewfinder. A practical side benefit of the high light intensity is the highlighting/extracting of the subject in front of an out-of-focus foreground or background.

High-quality optics and mechanics
The lens is equipped with internal focusing and offers a closest focusing distance of 100 cm. With 9 lenses in 7 groups, it is very elaborately built, calculated for optimum performance already at open aperture. When focusing, lens elements are shifted internally: the overall length of the optics therefore does not change and the 72mm filter thread does not rotate when focusing. The iris diaphragm has 8 blades and an almost circular aperture. The progression into blur is harmoniously reproduced with fine bokeh. Of course, all lens surfaces are multi-coated to increase the contrast of the images and to avoid reflections if necessary. Everything is rounded off by precise mechanics, clearly latching aperture values and production in a high-quality metal mount.

Built-in chip
AE control on the Canon autofocus DSLR: please set the aperture ring on the lens to the smallest value (e.g. aperture 22 - marked red). Now the camera can also control the aperture directly in the modes time/aperture and programme automatic. The transmission of the EXIF data is also secured. Focusing is purely manual.

Advantages of a full-frame lens on a camera with an APS-C sensor
Save time in post-processing. A lot of lens aberrations like distortion, edge blur or vignetting occur on the outer areas of the image. If you use a lens calculated for full format on a camera with an APS-C sensor, these areas are not used. This way you get the maximum quality. Additional post-processing time to correct lens errors is therefore not necessary.

Technical specification

General information

Product Type Lens
Product Color Black
Length 74,7mm
Weight 540g


Field of Application Portrait, Travel, Low Light Photography
Manufacturer Canon
Bayonet F
Special Features Tele zoom
Lens connection Canon EF
Developed for Full Frame
Suitable for Sensor APS-C, Full Frame, MFT
Focal Distance 85mm
Lens Speed 1:1,4
Internal Focusing Yes
Lenses / Groups 9 / 7
Number of Aperture Slats 8
Minimum Focusing Distance 1m
Lens Diameter 78mm
Filter Diameter 72mm
Angle of View 17,7°
Type Telephoto Lens
Category Telephoto Lens
Field of Application Lens Journey, Portrait
Camera Model Canon EOS 5DS R, Canon EOS 5DS, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EOS 5D, Canon EOS 760D, Canon EOS 750D, Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EOS 1200D, Canon EOS 70D, Canon EOS 100D, Canon EOS 650D, Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EOS 600D, Canon EOS 60D, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 500D, Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EOS 450D, Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 400D, Canon EOS 30D, Canon EOS 350D, Canon EOS 700D, Canon EOS 550D, Canon EOS 80D, Canon EOS-1D Mark II N, Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS 1300D
Usage Photo
Type of Power Plug Type C


Girth 754mm
Height of Packaging 162mm
Length of Packaging 133mm
Weight incl. Packaging 750g
Width of Packaging 134mm
Included in delivery
  • 1x Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 for Canon EF AE
  • 1x Lens hood
  • 2x Lens cap (front and back)
  • 1x Lens pouch
Examples of Use