Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM E-mount lens review by DaveK

reviewer#37853 date: May-6-2017
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 85mm 1.8
Minolta 85mm 1.4 RS
price paid:1550 Euro
positive:In all ways a professional lens. Love the aperture-ring on it.
negative:Too big, and too heavy using hand held. Very expensive.
comment:This is a professional lens, perfect for portraits.
IMHO it's too heavy using handheld, but I'm glad Sony makes this kind of professional lenses.
I like the bokeh that this lens produces more than the bokeh of the Zeiss lenses, but that will be very personal.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.83
  • overall: 4.83 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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