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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
Often referred to as the perfect focal length for portraiture, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM is a fast short-telephoto prime distinguished by its flattering field of view, advanced optics, and ability to isolate subjects with shallow depth of field. As a G Master lens, too, this lens offers refined sharpness and bokeh quality, championing a pleasing image quality well-suited for portraits, events, and and other situations where focus control is paramount.
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Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Ultimate Portrait Prime
  • 3Fast Design, Refined Optics
  • 4Practical and Intuitive Handling

The Ultimate Portrait Prime

Often referred to as the perfect focal length for portraiture, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM is a fast short-telephoto prime distinguished by its flattering field of view, advanced optics, and ability to isolate subjects with shallow depth of field. As a G Master lens, too, this lens offers refined sharpness and bokeh quality, championing a pleasing image quality well-suited for portraits, events, and and other situations where focus control is paramount.

Fast Design, Refined Optics

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
  • Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus 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.

Practical and Intuitive Handling

  • Linear Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) 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.
  • 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.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-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 StabilizationNo
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"

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Reviews

Very good

By Stanislav
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

A little heavy , little noise, not that fast as FE 50mm but outstanding pic. quality .

Amazing!!!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-08

Not as fast as my 35mm but the image quality is stunning.

Quality

By Emiliano
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-08

Great quality, sharp images, an excellent lens!!

Clean and SHARP images!!

By Jacqueline
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-08

This lens is the perfect addition to my 35mm for both weddings and sessions. I love the shallow DOF I get with the 1.4 while still getting a sharp and clean image!

Amazing lens

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-06

Super sharp and reliable lens that hasn't left my camera body since receiving it

Great portrait lens

By Subhadip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-05

85 f/1.4 is perfect for portraits and headshots. This is a great lens, a perfect match for Sony alpha cameras.

This bokeh and IQ!!!

By Thibault
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

The bokeh and IQ of this lens are incredible!!! Plus the fast AF makes it a perfect lens for any situation where shallow depth of field and sharpness are required... highly recommended!!!

Fast Focus on A7C

By Sarah
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-03

I heard this lens was slow to focus, especially in lowlight, so I was hesitant to buy it. But i've had no problems with it on my A7C. I do hear the focusing noise, but personally it doesn't bother me. My only qualm is that it's quite heavy and bowling ball-like in terms of size haha

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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?
Asked by: Anonymous
The B+W 77mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter would be recommended. This is very well made with excellent quality glass. http://bhpho.to/2flQdAS
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Will it fit on the sony a7r?
Asked by: SAAD A.
Yes, it will fit on any Sony A7 series.
Answered by: ALFRED T.
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

question

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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