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Yes, manual, but WTH! It is so cheap for apparently great portrait lens. The biggest pluses are it is f/1.4 and EF (full frame, also compatible with APS-S crop cameras).

I figured you set your DSLR to shutter priority, use manual focus (I do it anyway) and fire away. Easy peasy.


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And you get the red stripe ala L lens.

SpuTTer916 said:   And you get the red stripe ala L lens.

Also available for Nikon same price

Has it been confirmed that it is 1.4?  The comments said it is 1.8.

hmm... imo the 50mm 1.8 II for around $100 is a better buy.

WorkerAnt said:   hmm... imo the 50mm 1.8 II for around $100 is a better buy.
  AFAIK, 50mm (on full frame) is not good for portraits (if you want the face features to be free of perspective distortion). I read that 70mm and up is usually best for portraiture. Google it. For example, here.

Hmmm. Just got this from Adorama

"Thank you for your order for the VIVITAR 85MM PORTRAIT LENS.

This was listed as a F1.4 lens as this is how the Manufacturer had it
listed as well, however we were informed by Vivitar that they no
longer make these as F1.4 and they now are F1.8.

Kindly confirm if you still want to keep your lens on order or whether
you prefer it be canceled.

We thank you for your understanding."

Cancelled the order.

It appears to be the same lens Pro Optic , Rokinon 

What do you think?

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