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

BH #SO8518FK
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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FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens with Lens Care Kit Overview

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.

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

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

Excellent price and lens.

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-13

When I thought about getting the 1.4 Sony G master lens for 3x the price, this lens came clutch and gives me what I need. Since I'm starting out, this lens has been nothing but fun. Thanks B&H.

good lens

By Xianxin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-05

Almost no difference with my 85 mm GM, except the 85 GM has a wider aperture and better bokeh...

very good lens

By Xianxin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-05

Do not see any difference from my 85MM GM, except the bokeh from GM may be better.

Overall good value

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

No complaints given it's the mid-range lens. Performs as I'd expect.

I would buy it again!

By Demian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-26

I use this lens for Wedding video & Couples/Solo photography, and it is definitely my favorite! Yes, you can find other lenses that will offer you sharper images, but usually those are double the price, the size and of course the weight! For practical purposes it is a great lens, it will give you a beautiful and creamy bokeh, the autofocus is very fast and very silent, for pics and video, chromatic aberration at 1.8 it is noticeable for an expert eye, vignetting is way better than I expected, the fabrication quality is good, the focus ring is smooth. It is a no-brainer.

I love this lens

By Louis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

What a great lens I use i on my Sony A7C. Great for both portraits and low light. Really beautiful bokeh. Great for architecture in the city at night or street photography or when you need some reach

Best lent ever !!

By Oscar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-08

For video and pictures this is the best lent

Very solid and sharp

By Nathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-28

Definitely my go to lens right now because it just has great image quality for the price, solid 85mm prime for sure and meet my expectations.

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Is this just a portrait lens or can you use it ...

Is this just a portrait lens or can you use it for landscape photography as well?
Asked by: Kassie
The short answer is, yes, it can be used as a for landscape photography. You can use any lens for landscape photography. It all depends on what you are capturing and what composition you want. For indoors, it definitely does not work as a landscape lens. But outdoors, any lens can be used for landscape photography. When people refer to a lens as a good portrait lens or a good landscape lens, it doesn’t mean that lens cannot be used for one or the other. Most consider a good portrait lens, one that gives you a professional photography look. One that isolates the subject from the background. But this can be done with almost any lens except for the very wide ones because they distort the subject when using them up close to isolate the subject from the background.
Answered by: Osvaldo
Date published: 2021-11-22

Does the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 focus extend ...

Does the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 focus extend out/shift the weight distribution of the lens like my canon 50 1.8mm?
Asked by: Ben
Hello Ben. The Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens focuses by internally adjusting the lens element positioning to obtain focus.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2023-03-17

Does this lens have manual focus as well as auto?

Does this lens have manual focus as well as auto?
Asked by: andrew
Yes Andrew, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens does come with a switch on the side of the lens to choose between MF and AF mode.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-01-21

Is this lens weather sealed? I would like to pair ...

Is this lens weather sealed? I would like to pair it with my Sony A7iii
Asked by: SYBT
Yes, this lens is sealed for dust and moisture.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-03-18

Can I use for street photography

Can I use for street photography
Asked by: Douglas
I use this lens with Sony aps-c mirrorless cameras. I own the a6000, a5100 and my more recent upgrade, the a6400 which is now my preferred camera. I don't particularly do street photography but when I go somewhere, I take my 18-135 f3.5-5.6 lens because it is more versatil. When I need a fast lens, I use either the Sigma 19mm f2.8 or the 30mm f2.8. This lens is reserved primarily for shooting events where a fast prime is needed and I need more reach. I really only got it because my daughter dances for a local dance studio and I needed a fast prime longer than 50mm and this was the only lens I could afford. Now, my son is playing basketball with a community sports group and this lens lets me get the shots I need. I typically shoot these type of events with shutter speeds of 1/400 as they are fast paced. For outdoor events, the 18-135 fits the bill.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-02-09

How is the bokeh on the A7III?

How is the bokeh on the A7III?
Asked by: Sayyid Khalifa
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

How well is this lens suited to sports ...

How well is this lens suited to sports photography (volleyball specifically)?
Asked by: Dave
The Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit, B&H # SO8518FK, is a bright, sharp lens that is designed for great performance in low-lighting, and would be compatible for use with photographing indoor sports like photography. It would simply depends on your shooting distance from your subject. As long as you are within range to properly frame your subjects as you wish in the viewfinder, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens would be a good choice for your usage needs.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-12-12

Does anyone have experience using this lens for ...

Does anyone have experience using this lens for video work? I like this focal length for interviews on my A7iii.
Asked by: Greg
Fast focusing and quiet as well from when I had this same set up. I’m sure new firmware updates are out with eye tracking improvements. I’m over on Fuji now. Never looked back.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2021-03-17
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