Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens Review at ePHOTOzine: “It is Well Priced and an Excellent Performer”


John Riley at ePHOTOzine published the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens review saying that “The Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 is well priced and an excellent performer.”

The Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens is superb to use, and also superb in many ways in terms of its performance. The lower cost compared to most 85mm lens does not seem to have reduced the performance at all. So full credit to Sony for achieving this. The one weakness is the tendency to flare against the light, which is a shame, but it need not be a deal breaker, depending on the sort of image making we do.

To summarise, an excellent performance from a well-priced lens and one that can easily be Highly Recommended.

This Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens is really an excellent performer and a lower cost option for all Sony E-mount (APS-C & FE) users.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens: $598 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Pros:

  • Outstanding sharpness
  • Virtually perfect drawing
  • Low central CA
  • Fast and silent AF
  • Gorgeous bokeh

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Cons

  • Some edge CA
  • Flare against the light
  • No distance and DOF scales on lens

Great Sony Deals:

$300 off on Sony a7RII body: $2,898 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

$300 off on Sony a7SII body: $2,698 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

$200 off on Sony a7II body: $1,498 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Read the full review at ePHOTOzine.