Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens

The little brother of the f/1.4, the FE 85mm f/1.8 is a well-rounded short-telephoto lens well suited for portraiture, headshots, and fashion use. The modest f/1.8 design makes it a relatively compact lens that is great for all-day use while still offering the depth-of-field control associated with a portrait-length lens. This 85mm uses one low dispersion element in its optical design, to correct for chromatic aberrations and color fringing, and also features a double linear AF motor for quick and quiet focusing performance. In addition, a focus hold button is incorporated into the design, and it features dust- and moisture-sealed construction.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens

Applications: It’s a classic portrait-length prime, and the bright f/1.8 maximum aperture makes it more of an everyday lens than the heavier and larger f/1.4 version. This sleeker design makes it an ideal longer-range choice for street, landscape, and documentary shooting.



+ Smaller, more lightweight than f/1.4 version
+ Dust- and moisture-resistant design

- Slower than f/1.4 version
- Optical design is not as advanced


Focal Length 85mm
Aperture Range f/1.8 to f/22
Optical Layout 9 elements, 8 groups
(1 extra-low dispersion element)
Coating Not specified
Minimum Focusing Distance 2.6' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.13x
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 67mm
Dimensions 3.1 x 3.2" / 78 x 82mm
Weight 13.1 oz / 371 g