Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM

mount: A-mount
prod. code: SAL85F28
EAN/UPC: 4905524700961
makernote ID: 61
format: Full frame
release year: 2010
status: Current
D type lens: Yes
SLT compatible: Yes
AF Drive: In Lens (SAM)
focus design:
stabilisation: No
weather sealing: No
AF-D (a99 only): Yes
max. aperture: 2.8
min. aperture: 22
focal range(mm): 85
elements/group: 5/4
angle of view: 28.5
aperture blades: 7
min. focus distance(mm): 600
filter rotate focusing: No
max. magnification: 0.2x (1/5)
filter diameter(mm): 55
hood: round ( ALC-SH111)
color: black
length(mm): 52
weight(g): 175
standard accessories: Hood, front & rear caps

user review ratings
overall: 4.37
sharpness: 4.68
color: 4.70
build: 3.35
distortion: 4.70
flare control: 4.41
total: 46 reviews

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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. - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania