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The Sony FE 85mm F1.8 is a high-speed standard prime for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras such as the A9 and A7 cameras, but will also fit smaller “cropped” sensor APS-C models such as the A5000, on which it offers an equivalent field of view of a 130mm focal length.
One of three new lenses announced as part of Sony’s new no-compromise G Master series for full-frame a models, the new FE 85mm f1.4 GM sounds highly promising. Though it carries a hefty price premium — the new model will set you back close to $1,800 — it features cutting-edge optical technology.
Featuring a whopping 42.4Mp resolution, the Sony A7R II mirrorless camera is one of the highest-resolution consumer cameras currently available. It’s also currently the only camera to feature a full-frame 35mm BSI (backside illuminated) sensor — technology that allows the photocells to capture a greater intensity of light, and in theory, maximize image quality.
Carl Zeiss’s latest range of Batis lenses has been specifically designed for the Sony A7 series of full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A7R II and Sony A7S II. Together with the legendary optical precision and outstanding build quality for which Carl Zeiss lenses are known, the new Batis lenses also feature autofocus and an innovative OLED display on the lens barrel that gives both focus distance and depth-of-field information. The first new lenses released in the Zeiss Batis lineup are the 25mm f/2 wide-angle prime and 85mm f/1.8 short telephoto prime.
Carl Zeiss’s latest range of Batis lenses have been specifically designed for the Sony A7 series of full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A7R II and Sony A7S II. Together with the legendary optical precision and outstanding build quality for which Carl Zeiss lenses are known, the new Batis lenses also feature autofocus and an innovative OLED display on the lens barrel that gives both focus distance and depth-of-field information. The first lenses released in the Zeiss Batis lineup are the 25mm f/2 wide-angle prime and the 85mm f/1.8 short telephoto prime.
The lens is a beauty. And as always good lenses cost around 1000$. I have it on my list. Below f/1.8 is hard to find an affordable, small and sharp e-mount lens with autofocus and stabilization. Manual Zeiss Loxia is equally sharp but usb overshadowed by this lens extra features . Bokeh is necessary. This lens offers it easily. Not a travel lens, neither a telephoto lens. It could be a travel lens as long as someone sacrifices the wide view for bokeh. Extreme sharpness isn't realized in Facebook and instagram. However bokeh is obvious and make the difference between a casual photographer with a premium compact camera and a serious photographer. Lenses are an investment and great lenses as zeiss rarely are loosing their value. So its price isn't a negative aspect. Canon 85 f/1.2 and Canon 85 f/1.8 are inferior in sharpness and autofocus speed. I can't understant how an OLED display can be really helpful. To much pressision is needed in macro photography. And that isn't a macro lens. Additionally the 80mm minimum autofocus is a problem if want to shoot food or something a little close. Above all I like the lens design.
It's all the hype, I need more a7rii full frame lens reviews... It is bothering me because I want to buy a native lens, but there are already so many good Canon lenses that I could purchase for a fraction of the cost, and have better image quality when adapted.