Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM E-mount lens review by Dibok
|Dibok#26557 date: Apr-20-2016|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Batis 85, SAL85F14Z|
|price paid:||1.700 €|
|positive:||Very well built, outstanding IQ, aperture ring (de-clickable).|
sharpness across the frame is perfect, the quality of the bokeh keeps what they promised - carefully applied it is smooth like silk.
|negative:||Focussing (either AF or MF) makes very loud strange noise. I call it "Darth Vader's lens" - seems funny, is not. Although I love the lenses' outstanding IQ, this noise makes me consider swapping back to the Batis.|
|comment:||I am aware of the sometimes hard fates of early adopters, however I did not expect this issue related to noise. In fact the Planar (SAL Sony-Zeiss) was louder due to the screw-driven AF, but that was a different noise one accepted the lens to have. The GM's noise is terrible in comparison.|
It is a pitty for the in every other aspect perfect 85mm.