Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens

BH #SO8514GM • MFR #SEL85F14GM
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One XA Element and Three ED Elements
  • Nano AR Coating
A prized focal length for portraiture, the FE 85mm f/1.4 GM from Sony is a fast, short-telephoto lens designed for E-mount mirrorless digital cameras. Characterized by its flattering perspective and fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens is adept at isolation focus for shallow depth of field effects, as well as performing in low-light conditions. The optical design incorporates three extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and one XA (extreme aspherical) element, which significantly controls spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity. Additionally, a Nano AR coating has been applied to limit ghosting and lens flare for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions. Pairing a bright f/1.4 aperture with a short-telephoto focal length, this 85mm lens is ideally suited for portraiture and other situations where focus control is paramount.
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Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Overview

A prized focal length for portraiture, the FE 85mm f/1.4 GM from Sony is a fast, short-telephoto lens designed for E-mount mirrorless digital cameras. Characterized by its flattering perspective and fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens is adept at isolation focus for shallow depth of field effects, as well as performing in low-light conditions. The optical design incorporates three extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and one XA (extreme aspherical) element, which significantly controls spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity. Additionally, a Nano AR coating has been applied to limit ghosting and lens flare for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions. Pairing a bright f/1.4 aperture with a short-telephoto focal length, this 85mm lens is ideally suited for portraiture and other situations where focus control is paramount.

Complementing the optical assets, this lens is also notable for its inclusion of an 11-blade circular diaphragm to produce smooth, soft-edged bokeh with selective focus imagery. For controlling focus, a linear SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) is employed that is quick and quiet, and also lends more responsive control for manual focus operation. The lens also sports a dust- and moisture-sealed design to support shooting in inclement conditions and a dedicated focus hold button, AF/MF switch, and manual aperture ring lend further control while shooting.

As part of Sony's esteemed G Master series, this lens is designed to achieve notably high resolution and sharpness through the correction of a wide variety of spherical and chromatic aberrations. Additionally, these lenses feature robust and intuitive-to-handle physical designs to benefit both photography and cine applications.
A portrait-length prime designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras, this 85mm f/1.4 is also compatible with APS-C models where it will provide a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers a wealth of control over focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
One XA element is incorporated into the optical design, which features superior surface precision for effective control over astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other spherical aberrations.
Three extra-low dispersion elements are featured in the lens design and help to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
A Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
A linear Super Sonic wave Motor autofocus system and internal focus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control. An AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
A focus hold button is present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.
Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242895294

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View29°
Minimum Focus Distance2.62' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.52 x 4.23" / 89.5 x 107.5 mm
Weight1.8 lb / 820 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.35 x 5.6 x 5.15"
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Will it fit on the Sony a6300 ?
Asked by: Stacy G.
Yes, all full frame jFE mount lenses would fit a regular E mount.
Answered by: ALFRED T.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can someone recommend a good protective filter for this lens?
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Will it fit on the sony a7r?
Asked by: SAAD A.
Yes, it will fit on any Sony A7 series.
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Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is it compatible with canon 5d3??
Asked by: Arild k.
Sony's flange focal distance is shorter than DSLR cameras. Due to this, you cannot use an adapter to use it with any other cameras. However, you can use lenses from other cameras with your Sony E-mount cameras by using an adapter.
Answered by: ALFRED T.
Date published: 2018-08-26

linear?

linear?
Asked by: Tyler
If you're asking about the focusing system is using linear motors? I am not sure, but this lens does not have the fasts focusing system in the Sony lineup! It focused fine but good enough for action shoot
Answered by: Basem
Date published: 2021-06-30

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Fit with a6000
Asked by: Anonymous
The FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens will be compatible with the a6000, yes. This lens can be used on any E-mount camera.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Will this work on an FX6 natively or does in need ...

Will this work on an FX6 natively or does in need an adapter?
Asked by: Jeff
It will work without the adapter. All Sony E-mount lenses will work with the FX6.
Answered by: Gregory
Date published: 2021-03-03

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People are writing about friction and noise problems with the lens. Has Sony reported any thing or has B&H inquired to Sony.
Asked by: Flip H.
There is no friction problem with this lens. It's just the sound of the motor. It's not just with this lens but pretty much all lens with big glasses inside usually have louder than usual motors. Some people reported metallic scratching inside the barrel. As it turn out they're not scratches. They're actually the smudges of the grease inside and not really a problem.
Answered by: ALFRED T.
Date published: 2021-04-12
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