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

Style:Lens Only Capture beautiful portraits with this affordable 85mm F1.8 full-frame E-Mount mid-telephoto prime lens. This compact, lightweight lens is ideal for both full-frame and apps C cameras. The 9-blade fast F1.8 aperture delivers beautifu...

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  • Reviews around size (5.00 of 5)

    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.
    • The lens is very sharp, produces beautiful images, and it’s also relatively lightweight and a very convenient size
    • This is the kind of lens that many hoped Sony would be focusing on when the alpha mirrorless series first came out -- compact size to go with the compact camera but with good/decent performance, but alas that was not the case as many of the FE lenses (especially fast and zoom lenses) are as large as or larger than the equivalent Nikon/Canon lenses.
    • The 67 mm lens is a good size and let's in ample light especially with an aperture of 1.8
    • Without the lens hood the lens is a reasonable size, roughly 3.5” off of the face of the camera
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  • Reviews around length (5.00 of 5)

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

    • Not really a con, (should be expected), but I feel it might be worth mentioning - This lens is fixed at 85mm, which is a flattering focal length for people's faces, but it's not going to allow you much flexibility
    • 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 85mm f1.4 GM (G Master) lens is the one to get if you must have circular bokeh balls but at a cost of 3x the cost (although a bit faster).
    • I'm sure the G-Master lenses exceed this in quality, but at almost 5 times the cost
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  • Reviews around autofocus (5.00 of 5)

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

    • The Sony 85/1.8 autofocus works pretty well (although I believe it focuses stopped down rather than wide open aperture, but then again it seems that most Sony lenses do that) and does not "hunt" too much, except a bit more in low light conditions.
    • It produces fantastic images, has fast autofocus, is small, light, f1.8, and has a programmable focus hold button that the $999 Sony 55mm f1.8 doesn't even come with.
  • Reviews around camera (5.00 of 5)

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

    • Yes, I have gone from Canon to a Sony A7rii, and the camera and this lens is phenomenal.
    • This is the kind of lens that many hoped Sony would be focusing on when the alpha mirrorless series first came out -- compact size to go with the compact camera but with good/decent performance, but alas that was not the case as many of the FE lenses (especially fast and zoom lenses) are as large as or larger than the equivalent Nikon/Canon lenses.
    • Once Sony finally makes an awesome high megapixel compact camera for this 85mm lens I might actually become a photographer.

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  • Reviews around sony (3.44 of 5)

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

    • Sony is really killing the game in the camera world, both in their cameras, as well as their lenses
    • I really like how aggressive Sony is being with these newer FE lenses that are an incredible value
    • I really like how aggressive Sony is being with these newer FE lenses that are an incredible value
    • and I mainly use the 85mm on my Nikon D810 as well and the Sony is flawless and just light
    • The Sony 85/1.8 autofocus works pretty well (although I believe it focuses stopped down rather than wide open aperture, but then again it seems that most Sony lenses do that) and does not "hunt" too much, except a bit more in low light conditions.
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