Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM A-mount lens review by moedius

reviewer#44188 date: Dec-11-2018
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 70-210 f4
Zeiss 16-80 f3.5-4.5
Tokina 80-200 f2.8
price paid:124.99 Used
positive:Performance\cost ratio is excellent
negative:Very light and plasticky
comment:An absolutely fabulous deal for the cost, that's really all there is to say on it. If you need this FL and you're on a tight budget, or are looking for a cheap, small, easy carry portrait prime etc., this is for you. It's roughly the same size as the other budget Sony SAM DT 35\1.8, 30\2.8.

Performance is quite good, and the next step up in quality is going to cost you quite a bit more money.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 46
  • sharpness: 4.68
  • color: 4.70
  • build: 3.35
  • distortion: 4.70
  • flare control: 4.41
  • overall: 4.37 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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