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 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:
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