Sony Carl Zeiss 85mm F1.4 ZA Planar T*

mount: A-mount
prod. code: SAL85F14CZ
EAN/UPC: 4905524340570
makernote ID: 45
format: Full frame
release year: 2006
status: Current
D type lens: Yes
SLT compatible: Yes
AF Drive: In Body
focus design: front, floating
stabilisation: No
weather sealing: No
AF-D (a99 only): Yes
max. aperture: 1.4
min. aperture: 22
focal range(mm): 85
elements/group: 8/7
angle of view: 29
aperture blades: 9
min. focus distance(mm): 850
filter rotate focusing: No
max. magnification: 0.13x (1/7.7)
filter diameter(mm): 72
hood: SH0002
color: black
length(mm): 72.5
weight(g): 640
standard accessories: Front and rear lens cap, lens pouch, SH0002 lens hood

user review ratings
overall: 4.88
sharpness: 4.93
color: 4.86
build: 4.86
distortion: 4.92
flare control: 4.84
total: 87 reviews

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manufacturer description

A brilliant lens for portraits, low light and midrange telephoto shooting. It’s a beautiful piece of glass -- and for intimate or low-light portraits, fashion shots, and quick candid photographs with superior visual accuracy, this professional lens will satisfy the most uncompromising demands. Its performance at fully open aperture is astonishingly precise -- and its 35mm-equivalent 125.7mm focal length gives you sharp midrange close-ups and natural, distortion-free portraits at relaxed distances.

Superb Sharpness at Fully Open Aperture:
In conjunction with the Super SteadyShot® image stabilization system of the Sony® α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this superb Carl Zeiss® lens achieves pinpoint sharpness -- even working with hand-held camera by available light.

Excellent Contrast Reproduction:
Precision optical design and advanced T* coatings help to reduce flare and increase contrast.

Smooth Backgrounds:
Smooth, visually pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds give portraits and close-ups an extra dimension of beauty.

Focus Hold Button:
For full creative control, a focus hold button located on the lens can lock auto-focusing even in continuous advance mode -- and focus lock can also be set on the spot-focus center frame area.

Auto Clutch:
In auto-focus mode, the manual focus ring does not rotate -- and in manual focusing, you’ll have a solid, hands-on feel. - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania