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Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens

BH #SO8518 • MFR #SEL85F18/2
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Double Linear AF Motor
An ideal portrait-length prime, the FE 85mm f/1.8 from Sony is a sleek short-telephoto lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits this lens's use in low-light conditions and also affords extensive control over depth of field when working with selective focus techniques. The nine elements, eight groups lens construction includes one extra-low dispersion element to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing for greater clarity and color accuracy. Benefitting the optical design is a simple, intuitive physical layout that incorporates a customizable focus hold button and a physical AF/MF switch. The double linear AF motor itself affords quick, quiet, and smooth focusing performance, and this motor also offers snappy manual focus performance for fine-tuned control. Finally, the lens is designed to be dust- and moisture-resistant for increased protection.
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Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Overview

An ideal portrait-length prime, the FE 85mm f/1.8 from Sony is a sleek short-telephoto lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits this lens's use in low-light conditions and also affords extensive control over depth of field when working with selective focus techniques. The nine elements, eight groups lens construction includes one extra-low dispersion element to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing for greater clarity and color accuracy. Benefitting the optical design is a simple, intuitive physical layout that incorporates a customizable focus hold button and a physical AF/MF switch. The double linear AF motor itself affords quick, quiet, and smooth focusing performance, and this motor also offers snappy manual focus performance for fine-tuned control. Finally, the lens is designed to be dust- and moisture-resistant for increased protection.

Prime portrait-length lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used on APS-C models where it will provide a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture allows for fine-tuned control over depth of field and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
One extra-low dispersion element is featured in the optical design and helps to limit color fringing and chromatic aberrations for heightened image clarity and color accuracy.
Double linear autofocus motor delivers smooth, precise, and near silent focusing performance to benefit both stills and video applications.
The focus hold button on the lens barrel can be used to hold the focusing position, or can be set in-camera to control a variety of additional lens functions. Also, the lens has an AF/MF switch for tactile control over the focus mode.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Dust- and moisture-resistant design for increased protection to the elements.
UPC: 027242918023

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View29°
Minimum Focus Distance2.62' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 3.23" / 78 x 82 mm
Weight13.09 oz / 371 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.4 x 3.8"

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Reviews

The best Sony lens ever made

By Eugene
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

Don't waste your money on 3rd party 85mm lenses. The Sony 85mm f1.8 is all you need. Super shape and super accurate! You won't be disappointed.

I love this lens

By j007z
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-05

I love my new 85mm lens, it looks heavy, but it's surprisingly light, my images come out sharp and vibrant in color. It's a great lens for portraits, and when I took it to a car show, my images came out almost magazine like quality. Works great with my a7iv

Tack Sharp Lens

By Marc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-01

This is a great lens for portraits. Definitely more bang for your buck.

Incredible Lens

By Chase
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-18

The 85mm is one of the most versatile lenses that I own. It's sharp, it's fast, and it's well constructed. I definitely recommended this lens.

Un lente genial

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-04

Definitivamente no puede faltar un 85mm y el sony 85mm 1.8 cubre varios aspectos en mi cmara, velocidad de enfoque y muy ntido por un excelente precio, se los recomiendo.

Great performer

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-26

So far. Performs well and great value.

Great lens for the money!

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

A great 85mm lens, especially for the price. I use it for videography and the 1.8 is great for low light. The only slight issue I have noticed with the 85mm is that it does struggle to focus more than my Sony 55 1.8. It can struggle in light but definitely in lore light. But not a deal breaker as I use manual a lot too.

Budget lens

By Sk
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

Nice and sharp , good for portraits when you can't afford the G-Master series.

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