Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE brings big bokeh to Sony mirrorless cameras

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE

Samyang is unveiling its sixth autofocus prime lens for the Sony E-mount - as used on Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras such as the A7 III and the A6500. The lens is being launched at The Photography Show, which runs from 16-19 March.

With its wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, the 85mm telephoto is of particular use for portrait and wedding photographers looking for bokeh-blurred backgrounds created by the very limited depth of field that can be achieved with this lens. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.