Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF gives Canon EOS R shooters big bokeh at budget price

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF
(Image credit: Samyang)

Samyang has released its second autofocus lens to fit the Canon EOS R, EOS RP, and forthcoming EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The RF-mount Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF, will also be sold (as usual) under the Rokinon label in North America.

The fast telephoto prime is ideally suited for portraits, and thanks to its f/1.4 maximum aperture promises great bokeh backgrounds when used wide open. 

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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.