Well-suited for portrait photographers, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the fast portrait-length prime with a 77mm UV filter.
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
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.
Chiaro Pro 77mm 99-UVBT UV Filter
The Pro 77mm 99-UVBT UV Filter is Chiaro’s top-performing protective UV filter offering 99% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers who demand the highest-quality glass and other essential features for uncompromised image fidelity and premium construction.
To achieve superior 99% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished Schott glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. The durable brass filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.
Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.
99% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished Schott glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro can offer a 99% transmission rate, which is the highest possible transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allows you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.
Polished Schott Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The Schott glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures superior optical clarity.
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level we set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
The durable brass filter ring offers a substantial, premium feel. The unique properties of brass minimize the chance of jamming or binding when you're screwing the filter onto your lens or stacking filters.
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top knurling offers a firm grip on the filter when you're attaching or removing it.
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
This lens is 3 years old. Is it worth investing ...
This lens is 3 years old. Is it worth investing in it or maybe Sony might come up with a newer version this or next year?
Asked by: Ilja
Yes! I bought it last summer. The lens is superior, I just shoot with it today. It holds value and quality.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2019-07-04
Does this lens still have the same focusing noise ...
Does this lens still have the same focusing noise issues as when it was first released or have those issues somehow been addressed?
Asked by: Charlie
Hi Charlie, after the lens firmware update the lens focusing noise will be less noticeable.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-01-22
I'm torn between this and the 135 GM 1.8 do any ...
I'm torn between this and the 135 GM 1.8 do any of you have both? Which one will give me the most versatility? Opinions welcome
Asked by: Tiggs
I have both and use them often when shooting live performances (music, theatre, and dance). Highly recommend going with the 85mm if you are looking at both and can only swing one right now. Def go with the 85mm 1.4 as a first choice. The 85mm and the 24mm 1.4 are my overall top favorites for lowlight. I also have the Sony Zeiss 1.4 50mm which rounds off the low light range killers. These four low light lenses are all I need in very low light. Cheers1 j
Answered by: James
Date published: 2021-04-12
Does this lens works good for APS-C Sony E mount ...
Does this lens works good for APS-C Sony E mount cameras obviously considering the crop factor?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes; the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens with UV Filter Kit, B&H # SO8514GM77F, would be fully compatible for use on a Sony mirrorless camera using the smaller APS-C sensor. Compared to the same lens used on a full-frame camera, when used on the Sony camera with the APS-C sensor, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens would simply have the equivalent angle of view of a 127.5mm lens used on a full-frame camera.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-10-10
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
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
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
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.