Sony FE 85mm F1.8 E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 2   
reviewer#37836 date: Apr-18-2017
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:None
price paid:£599
positive:Price
Performance
Weight and balance
negative:Bokeh slightly less impressive than Zeiss and GM
Not weathersealed
comment:Got this lens pretty much on release day. While I've not shot as many portraits as I'd like, I know from use it'll do an admirable job. AF is swift and accurate. Colours are good and bokeh attractive.

Balance with A7ii is excellent and as body has ibis, not putting OSS as a negative.
reviewer#36792 date: Mar-21-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:• Sony FE 2,8/90 mm Macro G
• Minolta M-Rokkor 4,0/90 mm
price paid:649,00 €
positive:• sharpness
• size and weight
• silent SSM-Drive
• weather sealing
• focus-hold button
• AF/MF - switch
negative:• lack of OSS
• filter-size of 67 mm (not mine)
comment:The Sony FE 1,8/85 mm represents a very good compromise between price, performance and weight.

The sharpness performance with full aperture is good, from f4,0 excellent.

Compared to the Sony FE 2,8/90 mm Macro at f2.8 less sharp, but still good. Compared to the Minolta M-Rokkor 4,0/90 mm at f4,0 on the same level, but not better.

The fast and quiet SSM drive, the internal focusing, the focus-hold button, the AF/MF - switch and the sealing against dust and moisture are convincing. The balance on the A6500 is very good for me.

Build has only been rated "4" due to the lack of OSS and the filter size of 67 mm.

Flare control can be a problem too with this lens.

Conclusion: In terms of price, the Sony FE 1.8/85 mm is a welcome addition to the Sony lens-program and due to the offered performance highly recommended!
reviews found: 2   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.65

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