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
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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
Format CompatibilityFull-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 StabilizationNone
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"
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This lens is one of the better and more cost effective portrait lenses. Bokeh on the A7III is beautiful and even holds up on higher megapixel cameras.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-15

Hi please i need a help. Im planning to buy 85 ...

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Asked by: Josip
For photography you should not have any issue , for video you should use a video tripod ore monopod
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-19

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Is there a weather sealing gasket in the rear?
Asked by: Robbie
Actually the lens its a weather sealed based to many reviewers on the net and to my personal experience, I never complain about any weather sealed issue with even while using it in dusty environment, however you have to know that’s most of mirror less camera are more effective to get dust on the sensors compared to DSLR! , I hope that info will help you.
Answered by: Abdulla
Date published: 2020-12-19

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Is this just a portrait lens or can you use it for landscape photography as well?
Asked by: Kassie
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Answered by: Osvaldo
Date published: 2020-12-12

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Asked by: Francis
if you mean does it have a hard stop at infinity - no
Answered by: charles
Date published: 2020-12-07

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Asked by: James
It's as good as advertised when I stick to the A7 III.
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Date published: 2020-10-15

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Asked by: Celestino
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