Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM
|D type lens:||Yes|
|AF Drive:||In Lens (SAM)|
|AF-D (a99 only):||Yes|
|angle of view:||28.5|
|min. focus distance(mm):||600|
|filter rotate focusing:||No|
|max. magnification:||0.2x (1/5)|
|hood:||round ( ALC-SH111)|
|standard accessories:||Hood, front & rear caps|
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85mm F2.8 SAM
This is the first full-frame lens in the ‘Easy Choice’ range, so its launch represents an important development of the line-up as a whole. The 85mm focal length is a standard for portraiture because of the natural perspective that it provides. On an APS-C sensor camera the 85mm F2.8 SAM (SAL85F28) functions as a 127.5mm (35mm equivalent) telephoto lens – and features a Sonnar-type optical design that is considered ideal for mid-range telephoto lenses.
The lens is sharp center to corner, and features smooth defocusing thanks to its large F2.8 maximum aperture and circular aperture design. At 0.6 metres, the minimum focusing distance is the shortest in its class, and SAM motor technology ensures smooth autofocus operation.
The quality optical and mechanical features of the lens mean it is suitable for serious photography and should more than satisfy intermediate to advanced users.