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Sony - FE 85mm f/1.8 Telephoto Lens for Sony E-mount - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 193 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp sharp sharp

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    Ryan
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    What can I say? This is hands down the best of the best when it comes to “budget full-frame lenses”. This lens has 100% professional grade optics, Sony is just literally flexing with their extreme attention to quality whilst choosing the elements and their orientation when designing this budget lens. The 85mm to me, is a must have focal length in any kit for both video and photos..if you love super fast autofocus, tack sharp pixels, and most importantly the creamiest, buttery bokeh you can find on a sub $600 lens... Well then you my friend, Need to stop searching and SLAM that ever so attractive and devilishly shy, school bus yellow “Add to Cart” button and thank me later when you get compliments left and right on your workflow and how beautifully the ultra compressed depth of field that you managed to capture looks... Seriously though. Get the lens. Best $500ish dollars I’ve ever spent. Do it Stay Sony Shooting My Friends

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens for the value

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    JAYD
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    Recently purchased my a7ii and have seen this lens for pre-order for a couple months now. Decided to pull the trigger and could not be any happier with this lens. Images are very sharp corner to corner and bokeh is smooth. The AF motor on this is quiet and quick. Build quality feels solid and does have some weight to it. The lens DOES have some cat eye with bokeh near edges of the photos, but it does not bug me personally as it adds to the character just a bit. Great alternative for the price point in comparison to the G Master 85mm 1.4, or the Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.8.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just get it

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    Aidan
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    One of the best lenses for Sony full frame. No question. For the value the bokeh and sharpness are on par with the Zeiss equivalent making this a must buy. Not to mention that the 85mm focal length is one of best lengths period. In short, this is an incredible lens for headshots, street portraits, and people but again, there is no limit to what you can do. Just save up get this lens and stick with it for as long as you want, it’s basically the lens equivalent of the a7iii, incredible performance and price, bar none.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Aidan, thank you very much for such great review! We work really hard to offer the best device for you to have the best experience, and we're glad that you're having that experience with the lens. Thank you for choosing Sony! Best regards, -Mark sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Images

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    Schreck
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    I tried using my alpha mount 85mm 1.4 lens with an alpha to e mount converter on my Sony a7riii, but did not like the loss of functionality. I wasn’t willing to spend the additional $1000 for an e mount 85mm 1.4 and am so glad I chose to save the money and purchased the 85mm 1.8 instead. This lens shoots beautiful images with soft creamy bokeh. Great Portrait lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect portrait lens

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    yont621
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    As a first time photographer this lens is very helpful and practical for portrait photography. Even though there are limitations with the size of the lens and the object tracking software connected with the hardware is never ideal this lens is a solid workhorse. My recommendation for anyone thinking about buying a new lens, especially a first time photographer I would highly recommend this lens as an ideal choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent performance from a well-priced

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    GregDali
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    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, but it need not be a deal breaker, depending on the sort of image making you do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why Did I Wait So Long To Get an 85mm?!

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    thedvsmonkey
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    The entire time I was with Canon I always wanted one of these but never got one. When I switched to Sony this is the first lens I bought to go with my new a7r ii and I couldn't be more pleased! I have gotten amazing images with this lens and I'm blown away at how versatile it is. This will stay in my kit from now on!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite New Lens

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    Pard
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    I waited for a while before getting and it, and I am upset with myself. It is my favorite new lens. I love the depth of field and pretty bokeh that it gives me. I wanted a Zeiss with the same 85mm f/1.8 but at half the price it allowed me to get another lens. Some minimal breathing as i use a A6000 but the pictures are sharp detailed and crisp. Everyone needs this in their arsenal, it is very well worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good 85mm!

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    FineExposure
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    This lens is so good for price. I use this lens with my a7 and a6300. With a6300 focus is fast using eye AF and assign focus lock button on the lens. But on my a7 just work as focus lock only. I think this lens produce good enough: sharp, nice bokeh, good color rendition, I haven't see CA, silent focus, fast focus. It takes good photos especially with a7 but not like my 135mm f2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite E Mount Portrait Lens So Far

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    HappyCustomer
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    I have mostly been adapting lenses for use with the Sony APS-C line of cameras and with my purchase of the A7 III wanted to get into quality E Mount glass. Exceeds my expectations. Very sharp. Great color reproduction. Great bokeh if you care about that (almost no one actually does.) Eye AF and great autofocus in a lightweight package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Lens!!

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    Phillie
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    This lens is everything I expected and more! It’s a perfect pair with my Sony A7ii. Incredibly fast auto focus, along with sharp clear images. I pushed my iso way up just to test the grain and was shocked at how clear the images were! If you have it to spend, I highly recommend this lens for anyone’s collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't get better than this for the price point

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    Thatstaindphotographyguy
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    Great, sharp lens. You'd be hard pressed to tell the difference in photo quality between this guy and it's more expensive big brothers (Batis and Gmaster). This lens is less expensive because there's no weather sealing and it lacks a stabilizer or digital readout. Other than that, no short comings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Go To Lens for Indoor Sports/Gymnastics

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    MagicMan78
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    I was having a hard time shooting my daughter's gymnastics meets in low light gyms. This camera worked like a dream on my Sonya6000 and produced crystal clear action shots with low aperature. Add this to your cart and go have fun taking stunning pictures. It obviously shoots beautifully outdoors as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat this lens for the price.

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    gpsmatty
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    I got this lens first when I bought my A7rii. Don't take my word for it, go on youtube and check out some reviews. It's been an amazing lens. I tested it back to back to back with the Battis 85mm f1.8 and the G master f1.4. The f1.4 is clearly better but its hard to tell any difference even pixel peeking between the Zeiss Battis and this Sony 85mm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Portrait Lens

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    Retrist
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    I bought this lens for my Sony A7II to work mostly as my portrait lens. I wound up using it for general photography as well. Results have been magnificent. This lens has very low or zero distortion at the edges, color aberration is extremely low and unnoticeable, focusing is excellent, and works extremely well with all the camera features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Len!

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    Dalvys
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    When you compare it to the G Masters price you think that is going to suck, but let me tell you hey sing amazing len, look for reviews In YouTube, do your own search You definitely do not want to pass on this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Purchase I made for the A7III

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    RoldieVStheWorld
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    As a portrait photographer this lens is almost a must have. It's sharp and the functions work flawless with the A7II. The custom button on the side is handy. The size and weight also goes perfectly with the sony mirrorless camera. I would definitely buy this again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pro Quality Lens

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    Jone3Fingers
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    This lens is as sharp as they come. It is the same quality as the lens that sells for twice as much. The reason it is so much cheaper is that they removed the image stabilization. Which is not a big deal if you have a newer Sony camera or are planning on upgrading. Since Sony started putting the stabilization in camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best in the bag!

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    MBDC
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    This lens is Great!!! It produces images that are tack sharp, it's fast, and the color will blow you away. I wish Sony would produce more lenses this good at this price point. Don't think twice.. this lens is worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    JUST BUY THIS ALREADY!

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    superrgeek
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    Don’t waste the extra money on the G lens or any other 85mm!! This lense is CRISP, even zooming in. The videos are GORGEOUS even in low light! Seriously, for this price, do not hesitate, this is the BEST 85 for this price!! I’m so surprised it doesn’t cost more with the powerful quality of this thing

    I would recommend this to a friend