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Samyang Unveils New 85mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens for Canon RF Mount

1 month ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Following last year's release of the AF 85mm f/1.4 FE for the Sony E Mount, Samyang/Rokinon today unveiled a version of the lens for Canon's full-frame mirrorless RF Mount. According to Rokinon, the new AF 85mm f/1.4 RF is “arguably the best value, high performance and affordable autofocusing portrait prime available.”
Optically, the Samyang/Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 RF looks to be identical to the Sony FE version. There are 11 elements in 8 groups, including 1 Extra Low Dispersion element and 4 High Refractive Index elements to cut down on chromatic aberration and allow for a smaller lens...
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Pentax Officially Unveils Long-Awaited FA* 85mm f/1.4 Lens for the K-Mount

Pentax Officially Unveils Long-Awaited FA* 85mm f/1.4 Lens for the K-Mount

1 month ago   |   By Peta Pixel

After first showing off the lens over a year ago , and sharing a few more teasers during a livestream two weeks ago, Ricoh has officially unveiled the HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW-a “next-generation, high-performance” portrait prime for K-mount DSLRs.
The lens is only the second prime to be added to the “Star series” of high-performance lenses for digital cameras, and like its 50mm f/1.4 predecessor , it promises to deliver “extra-clear, high-contrast images with edge-to-edge sharpness.”
Optically, it will achieve this by using 12 lens elements in 10 groups-including three Super ED...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

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