Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens with Lens Care Kit

BH #SO8518FK (B&H Kit)
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens with Lens Care Kit
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
In addition to adding the compact portrait-length prime lens to your camera bag, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens with Lens Care Kit from B&H also includes a lens cleaning kit.
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Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens
  • 3Sensei DOC-CK Deluxe Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • 4Hoya 67mm alpha MC UV Filter

In addition to adding the compact portrait-length prime lens to your camera bag, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens with Lens Care Kit from B&H also includes a lens cleaning kit.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens

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

Sensei DOC-CK Deluxe Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Keep your optical surfaces clean with the Sensei DOC-CK Deluxe Optics Care and Cleaning Kit. This kit contains a lens cleaning pen, a bulb air blower, a lipstick brush, cleaning fluid, premoistened lens cleaning wipes, a microfiber cloth, and a durable case with pre-cut foam to hold everything in place. This kit can be used to clean a variety of different optics and glass. You can use the air bulb blower and either of the two brushes or the microfiber cleaning cloth to initially remove dust from optics surfaces. For more stubborn blemishes and smudges, use the lens pen, premoistened lens cleaning wipes, or large microfiber cloth.

UPC: 847628008410

Hoya 67mm alpha MC UV Filter

The Hoya 67mm alpha MC UV Filter is a general use, clear filter that helps to absorb ultraviolet light. No additional coloration or contrast is provided, allowing you to pair this filter with others.

The UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

Hoya alpha UV filters are multi-coated for reducing flare, ghosting, and reflections on the filter surface. As a result, a higher light transmission of approximately 96% is possible, providing you with additional contrast and high color fidelity.

The alpha filters are constructed from optical glass and a precision milled aluminum frame.

Absorbs UV light, which often makes outdoor photographs hazy and indistinct
Clear filter provides no additional coloration or contrast, allowing you to pair this filter with others
Works as general protection filter to reduce dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching lens elements
Multi-coating helps to reduce flare, ghosting, and reflections on the filter surface for higher light transmission of approximately 96%, resulting in greater contrast and color fidelity
Crafted from optical glass and a precision milled aluminum frame
UPC: 024066056054

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens 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"

Sensei DOC-CK Deluxe Optics Care and Cleaning Kit Specs

CertificationsRoHS
WEEE
DimensionsCleaning Fluid Spray Bottle: 4.1 x 1.2 / 10.4 x 3 cm
Microfiber Cloth: 11.75 x 11.75" / 29.8 x 29.8 cm
Lipstick Brush: 4.9 x 0.6 x 1" / 12.4 x 1.5 x 2.5 cm
Bulb Air Blower: 5.8 x 2.1" / 14.7 x 5.3 cm
Lens Wipe (per packet): 2.1 x 2" / 5.3 x 5.1 cm
Storage Case: 8 x 5.5 x 2.9" / 20.3 x 14 x 7.4 cm
WeightOverall Kit: 12.4 oz / 351.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.15 x 6.25 x 3.2"

Hoya 67mm alpha MC UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size67 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet67 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.135 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.35 x 3.6 x 0.6"
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