The Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2017. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (Stepper Motor), the image stabilization is done by the camera.. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 542 €;
71 users have given it an average vote of 9.2 out of 10.
This lens is available with the following mounts:
Sony E: this lens is compatible with mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sony.
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Cons:Blurred light points towards the edges tend not to be very circular
Opinion:There's not much to say, so much sharpness and excellent autofocus. At TA already has a good yield (in my opinion). It gives a feeling of solidity, the blur is very pleasant, too bad it lose a bit on the light points as you approach the edge of the frame (acceptable compromise considering the price of alternatives). Autofocus on the eye really fast, reliable, and accurate. I really appreciate the presence of the mechanical keys on the barrel, although I would have preferred it not to be focus by wire.
Opinion:This lens amazed me, despite having read the flattering evidence of some sites, about sharpness. Another positive note is the lightness. Considering that it is a lens for full frame I would have expected a greater weight. I also like the colors, quite natural and also the blurred is very pleasant. I think I'll soon match it to the 35mm little brother I've already tried and convinced me.
Pros:Compact, fairly solid, autofocus, non-challenging, great color, better quality of pariclass of other brands, light, excellent resolution, advantageous cost.
Cons:Macrocontrast and pure resolve still a little lower than the best tele manual focus in history, lacks the scale of fire distances (but I use it because autofocus...)
Opinion:I purchased it for current use in autofocus for events, street photos, technical documentation with Sony FF and APS. I have many other esthedic and special lenses in similar focals, I needed a good quick autofocus for each day. Surprising performance for an autofocus even close to TA, medium-high macrocontrast, suitable for many shots, but a little less than the classic Zeiss, Nikon and Voigtlander manual, brighter. Excellent solvency, comparable even to more ephaly ephaly escheated objects, better than AF for reflex for sure. Image of the point less dry and more tormented than the very fine top manuals that I have, with strong details, fine but just fattened. Microcontrast good, but not from "Sigma Art". Excellent color yield and bokeh, easy to use, zero distortion. A bit of TA flare, evident against just closed f/1.4 classics. It seems to me a perfect lens for its use and clearly preferable to the AF peers for reflex of other brands for optical finesse and mechanical look. Although some f/1.4 AF allow better exploits at TA, I wouldn't waste time, the optimal use in portrait of this 85 is at f/2.8-4 and opening more you lose yield at the edges, flare and other things. AF not fast on A7r, but very precise. Excellent MF and DMF. From my experience the best complement to this excellent lens is an 85-100 manual focus for landscape, critical photos not very bright: it can always better sew the high frequencies, although this Sony is at the top of its category and an additional scare for the residual supporters of the Reflex.
Opinion:I put this canvas to the test for the wedding season, used most of the time at the end of the opening. It returns images of excellent quality, a soft at full opening, but it becomes a blade already at f2.8. Autofocus very well performing even in strong backlight conditions, Eyes detection does not miss a beat (it looks like the winning accopiawith my sony a7iii). Light and versatile becomes for me a reliable companion on which to rely on details, portraits and when looking for crushed perspectives and big blurred. I recommend the purchase. Money well spent on the quality it returns.
Pros:Sharpness, size and weight, blurry, autofocus, customizable button, solid construction, MAF ring
Cons:Price (?), stabilization (but having us in the car...)
Opinion:Taken to match with a A7III since the focal is the one I prefer for portraiture. Initially undecided between this and the Batis, after some reflection I chose to save by opting for the Sony (exploiting the cashback I took it home for €500). Choice even if comparing it with the competition is perhaps a little ' too expensive. Anyway, I tried it at an event and it was immediately love. Also crisp to TA (pure too), precise and silent AF and low weight. Very useful the button on barrel that I immediately assigned to the eye-AF function. I also really like the ring nut to focus in manual but the construction in general is rather pleasant to the touch, gives a sense of solidity. Blurry very but very enjoyable. I'm sure it will give me great satisfaction:)
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