Viltrox 85mm vs Samyang 85mm

Damian Brown Compared the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 STM vs the Samyang 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC. Below is a summary of his findings and his individual lens reviews:

  • The Samyang is about 200g lighter and it’s smaller than the Viltrox
  • Samyang 65mm minimum focus distance Viltrox  80mm
  • Samyang min aperture f/22 Viltrox f/16
  • Filter size 62mm Samyang 72mm Viltrox
  • Samyang has a better name than Viltrox
  • Viltrox was cheaper, but now about the same
  • Viltrox has AF and the Samyang does not
  • Viltrox AF works well and has a stepping motor that can be smooth in video
  • The Viltrox has some purple fringing, but it’s easy to correct
  • Damian picked the Viltrox due to it having AF and mentions that we should see more Viltrox AF lenses in the near future

VILTROX 85mm f/1.8: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Samyang 85mm f/1.8: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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