Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

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Sentiments around quality ( 32 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Pros -Decent price pointNear silent focusingSolid build (feels sturdy/solid)Great image quality, great for portrait work with it's depth of field abilities.

Picture quality is excellent, super sharp.

Excellent quality lens, It's always on my camera now - Sony A6000.

The glass is very good quality pictures are sharp and the bokeh is smooth and symmetrical.

The image quality on portraits is fantastic and the bokeh is also great.

The quality of my photography has been an amazing improvement!



Sentiments around lens ( 244 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

After lots of research and MANY photography reviews between 85mm Zeiss Batis and this lens I’m very happy with my purchase.

Looking forward to getting premium glass in the future for the RIII, but so far, this lens has been a great joy.

Superb lens at an excellent price.

Fantastic lens for a great price!

Excellent quality lens, It's always on my camera now - Sony A6000.

The lens is very sharp, produces beautiful images, and it’s also relatively lightweight and a very convenient size.



Sentiments around price ( 43 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Superb lens at an excellent price.

Pros -Decent price pointNear silent focusingSolid build (feels sturdy/solid)Great image quality, great for portrait work with it's depth of field abilities.

Fantastic lens for a great price!

great lens and a very affordable price

Highly recommended lens, great price.

Awesome price.



Sentiments around portraits ( 25 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

It takes great portraits.

The image quality on portraits is fantastic and the bokeh is also great.

Great for portraits and other everyday photography.

8 is beautiful and has that smooth blurriness that makes pro portraits so great.

I've tried product photography, landscapes, and portraits with this lens.

Great for portraits.



Sentiments around sony ( 65 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

I really like how aggressive Sony is being with these newer FE lenses that are an incredible value.

Excellent quality lens, It's always on my camera now - Sony A6000.

Whether you have a full sensor A7 variant or a crop sensor A6 variant this is a great lens for the Sony E-mount system and an great value.

I still have affection for Canon, but I'm a very happy mirrorless convert and this Sony stuff is just incredible and I have no regrets.

Yes, I have gone from Canon to a Sony A7rii, and the camera and this lens is phenomenal.

I am a wedding photographer and I mainly use the 85mm on my Nikon D810 as well and the Sony is flawless and just light.



Sentiments around focus ( 49 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Fits on the A7R body amazing, focus ring is very smooth, it's a great size.

Focus is snappy, and images are beautiful and sharp.

Works great with auto focus and the A7iii eye detect.

very few shots were out of focus, and the ones that were in focus were fantastic.

Focus is very fast and extremely satisfying.

It is very sharp and pretty fast auto focus.



Sentiments around camera ( 37 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Excellent quality lens, It's always on my camera now - Sony A6000.

I love this length , work nicely on my camera A73

Yes, I have gone from Canon to a Sony A7rii, and the camera and this lens is phenomenal.

I use it on a Sony a6000 camera and it is my second favorite lens, just below the Sony 18-105 (which is a great all around lens).

Incredible lens, hasn't come off my camera since I received it.

This small camera combo is light to carry and fun to use, I haven't use my Nikon D810 and D500 for more than half a year now.



Sentiments around bokeh ( 40 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

It is sharp, renders beautiful background blur, good bokeh and fast to focusIt has silent af and excellent for video work.

The glass is very good quality pictures are sharp and the bokeh is smooth and symmetrical.

Glorious bokeh and great color rendition.

The image quality on portraits is fantastic and the bokeh is also great.

Beautiful, creamy bokeh!

It is a nice light weight, has great bokeh, and crispness.



Sentiments around fantastic lens ( 3 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Fantastic lens for a great price!

This is a fantastic lens.

Fantastic Lens.



Sentiments around auto focus ( 10 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Works great with auto focus and the A7iii eye detect.

It is very sharp and pretty fast auto focus.

Bokeh is awesome, eye detection spot on, fast auto focus .

This lens has completely exceeded my expectations, especially at the price point it's at!The images are sharp, the bokeh is impressive, auto focus (on my A7RIII) is lightning quick, and the f1.

On A6000, auto eye tracking focus does not work with this lens, however the focus is accurate and fast and I don't feel missing anything.

I spoke with Sony and they are having me send the lens in for repair or replacement, as it sounded like the auto focus gear inside the lens were malfunctioning.



Sentiments around manual focus ( 7 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

You'd have to spend a lot more to get buttery-smooth bokeh, unless you want to get the Samyang/Rokinon 135mm f2, and that's a manual focus and heavy beast.

It has a AF/MF toggle manual toggle switch and as a pleasant surprise, also has a focus hold button that can be customized to some degree (e. g. change it to toggle eye AF, etc.

I use manual focus often and the manual/auto focus switch is convenient without the need to switch camera to manual mode so I can keep my eye on view finder.

I have only bought manual focus lenses for my A7 & A7rII.

Auto focus/manual focus switch.

8 also but manual focus only and also seems to give the cat's eye bokeh balls also from pics I've seen online.



Sentiments around a6500 ( 15 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Is very well balanced in the A6500.

Love this lens on my A6500.

and that means the lens, in combination with a6500, is not a good option for indoor photography becasue it'd require much investment and equipment so as to just take normal family moments.

It pairs well with my Sony A6500, and surely goes well with the A7 lineup of camera bodies too.

1) The Noise in an a6500:The lens will have the field of view of a 130mm FF lens on a FF camera, that is: around 19 degrees (18,86).

When I purchased the a6500 camera body, I skipped all other lenses and picked up this one first.



Sentiments around sharp lens ( 21 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

The lens is very sharp, produces beautiful images, and it’s also relatively lightweight and a very convenient size.

This lens is sharp, elegant, and awesome to look at the pictures it produces.

very sharp lens and good price

Sharp, fast focusAwesome low light performance + shadow recoveryCons -Lens is pretty big.

sharp lens i love it

Very sharp lens, Love the Bokeh.



Sentiments around focal length ( 9 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Just such a nice lens and focal length on aps-c.

It's not perfect, but a really strong performing lens and the best option for most shooters in this focal length in my opinion.

Bought this as my first prime/fixed focal length lens for my Sony a7.

If you want a lens around this focal length, and the Batis and G Master are out of your price range, this will be your best option.

I prefer the 85mm focal length on APS-C cameras compared to the true 85 on full frame, and I especially like a light camera bag so I have been shooting this with the a6000 and just bought a second a6000 just so I don't have to ever remove this lens from the camera.

In this focal length I have many samples from which to draw comparisons from.



Sentiments around f1 ( 33 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

I really loved the FE 55mm F1.

It produces fantastic images, has fast autofocus, is small, light, f1.

This lens has completely exceeded my expectations, especially at the price point it's at!The images are sharp, the bokeh is impressive, auto focus (on my A7RIII) is lightning quick, and the f1.

Let me just say that this lens is incredibly sharp, love the bokeh at f1.

The bokeh and depth of field (background blur) at f1.

8, which is wonderfully wide as it is you'll have a much more pleasant time with a lens that is almost 2lbs lighter and you can use the extra $1000 toward a nice vacation, or an additional lens (the 55mm f1.



Sentiments around full frame ( 7 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

I can't wait to upgrade to full frame.

- so this lens for full frame: I kind on lean towards not buying it but I might change my mind if an upcoming a7iii proves to be a performant at high ISO.

the reason we got a full frame lens with so that when we upgrade in the future to a full frame camera we will still be able to utilize the lenses.

An absolute must have for anyone with a full frame Sony!

I prefer the 85mm focal length on APS-C cameras compared to the true 85 on full frame, and I especially like a light camera bag so I have been shooting this with the a6000 and just bought a second a6000 just so I don't have to ever remove this lens from the camera.

2. for Full frame (didn't have a ff body) I suppose you could cope with it only with a camera mounted flash at F4 (if your indoor subject is ok with flashing)- If you didn't want too much shallow depth of field you could use it as an 2.



Sentiments around build quality ( 7 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Pros -Decent price pointNear silent focusingSolid build (feels sturdy/solid)Great image quality, great for portrait work with it's depth of field abilities.

Especially with build quality this good.

the lens itself is similar to the 28mm f/2 from Sony in terms of build quality and performance.

The build quality is honestly better than expected and feels solid.

works amazing and produces the bokeh you want, and it a bargain for the quality and build, fast focus on 7III, Not too big to lug around and with the saving over one stop you cannot beat it.

Overall, given the surprisingly low cost of this lens, combined with the solid build quality, compact size/weight, and good performance overall, this lens is a must have except for the pro demographic that probably already have the Batis or G Master 85mm lenses.



Sentiments around g master ( 10 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Yes, there is the Batis and the G Master, but for the money, this lens is incredible.

It performes better than I expected at a great price (vs buying the G master series) !

IMO, there is nothing quite as pointless as lugging around a huge/heavy/expensive Zeiss/G Master lens on your small A7 series IMO, but to each his or her own.

The price and small size are favorable comparing to G master 1.

If you want a lens around this focal length, and the Batis and G Master are out of your price range, this will be your best option.

It is obviously not a G Master 85mm, but this lens is sharp as a tack wide open at f1.



Sentiments around eye ( 14 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

Eye AF, bokeh, video focusing - all superb!

Works great with auto focus and the A7iii eye detect.

The sel85f18 focuses incredibly fast on my a7rii (just like with most other FE lenses), and eye AF works magically.

Bokeh is awesome, eye detection spot on, fast auto focus .

The eye AF works perfectly with this on the A7RII.

On A6000, auto eye tracking focus does not work with this lens, however the focus is accurate and fast and I don't feel missing anything.



Sentiments around zeiss batis ( 6 )

Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black

After lots of research and MANY photography reviews between 85mm Zeiss Batis and this lens I’m very happy with my purchase.

From what I've seen, the Zeiss Batis isn't much sharper and has less functionality (but it has OSS), and the 1.

However, I find that it has its own character, That makes it one of three lenses ( Zeiss Batis being the third) that produce high quality images (also the manual focus Loxia 2.

If you watch some of the reviews on YouTube, you'll see it hangs with the Zeiss and Batis lens that are MUCH MUCH more.

The Zeiss Batis is f1.

I had determined to buy Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.



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