Samyang/Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens for Canon RF Officially Announced

Samyang, also sold under the brand name Rokinon, today officially announced the new AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens for Canon RF mount mirrorless cameras. The US price is $699 and it is now available for pre-order at Adorama. Shipping will start in June 2020. According to Samyang, the AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens is “arguably the best value, high performance and affordable AF portrait prime available, superbly suited for both amateurs and professionals.

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens for Canon RF Key Features:

  • Designed for Canon RF mount
  • Fast F1.4 lens with beautiful bokeh – 9 rounded aperture blades provide pleasing bokeh
  • Fast and accurate autofocus function – DLSM (Dual Linear Sonic Motors) for enhanced autofocus performance
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) – Proprietary UMC technology effectively eliminates Ghosting and Flare
  • Weather Sealing – Protects the lens from the elements
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Filter Size: 77mm

Press Release:

New York, New York – May 28, 2020 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Telephoto for Canon RF mount, a groundbreaking and inspired lens with true artistic image quality. It is the fourth RF model with the distinctive ROKINON pedigree. The AF 85mm F1.4 RF is arguably the best value, high performance and affordable AF portrait prime available, superbly suited for both amateurs and professionals.

With advanced autofocusing technology, the versatile ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 RF delivers breathtaking bokeh, impressive image quality and exceptional resolution. Its design incorporates a DLSM (Dual Linear Sonic Motor) that utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to provide fast and silent autofocus performance. Protocols developed specifically for a short telephoto lens precisely control the operation of the DLSM.

The ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 is a perfect match for Canon R mirrorless cameras. Specifically engineered with a shorter flange back length, the resulting reduction in length and weight enhances balance, portability, and user experience. It is a bright spot in the image capture sector, offering advanced still and video features in a superbly crafted package.

The optical design of ROKINON’s AF 85mm F1.4 RF incorporates special elements (one Extra Low Dispersion (ED) and four High Refractive Index (HRI) special elements.) with UMC coatings, a fast F1.4 maximum aperture, and a rounded nine blade diaphragm. Together, they maximize image quality and contrast even at wide open apertures with exceptionally smooth bokeh. With a ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 RF lens, you can unleash your creative talents and produce pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds that convey a three dimensional perspective to your portraits.

ROKINON autofocus lenses are loaded with features, and the new AF 85mm F1.4 RF is no exception. Weather sealing protects against dust, light rain and moisture. An AF/MF switch allows quick and easy shifting between auto-focus and full manual focus operation, and an internal focusing design eliminates changes in length. The non-rotating 72mm filter mount allows the use of polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning.

The ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 Canon RF lens includes a removable lens hood, reversible for easy storage, along with a soft lens pouch. Available from authorized ROKINON dealers in June with an MSRP of $799.