Sony FE 85mm f1.8 Lens

Why buy the Sony FE 85mm f1.8 Lens?

A perfect prime lens for portraits, with a fast aperture of f1.8.

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Sony FE 85mm f1.8 Lens

  • Portrait-perfect sharpness and bokeh

    There’s nothing like the sharpness and smooth bokeh of a well-designed mid-range telephoto prime lens for portraiture, and the SEL85F18 is a standout choice. It features a compact, lightweight design for mobility, with high-performance optics and a large F1.8 maximum aperture that deliver outstanding image quality. An excellent second lens for both full-frame and APS-C camera users.
  • Fine prime-lens performance

    ED glass for chromatic aberration compensation, a 9-blade circular aperture, and carefully controlled spherical aberration contribute to superb sharpness and smooth bokeh.
  • Mobile and manageable for active shooting

    A compact, lightweight (371g, 13.1 oz.) design that is ideally matched to the α7 series offers a great blend of portability and high image quality for portraits, events, and more.
  • Quiet, precise focus drive 

    A double linear motor system directly drives the lens’s focus mechanism without intervening gears for precise, quiet operation that is ideal for movies as well as stills.
  • Quality build, versatile features

    A customisable focus hold button, a wide and responsive focus ring, dust and moisture resistant design1, and other refinements add up to outstanding quality and versatility.

  • Lens Configuration

    Impressive optical performance for Sony cameras, precision engineered for versatility and reliability in a wide range of applications.
  • MTF Chart

    MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.

    [1]  Contrast (%)  [2] Distance from optical center of lens (mm)  [3] Spatial frequency  [4] 10 line pairs / mm  [5] 30 line pairs / mm  [6] Max. aperture  [7] F8 aperture  [8] R: Radial values  T: Tangential values

Sony FE 85mm f1.8 Lens Full Specifications

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Chesterfield GB Amateur photographer
I think this lens is excellent very good image quality and is very light.
Lens hood is OK but could be better quality.
Confirmed purchase: 27 April 2020
Published on: 07 May 2020
out of 10


Nottingham GB
Size quality ease of use. Value for money.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 28 June 2019
Published on: 14 July 2019
out of 10


Leicester GB Amatuer photographer.
Very quiet in operation and pin sharp images.
It is quite a large prime lens, but I was aware of that prior to purchase.
Confirmed purchase: 28 November 2018
Published on: 10 December 2018
out of 10


Malmesbury GB Professional Portrait & Property
So sharp....and small light and balanced on the Sony A7iii
A bit of chromatic aberration when shooting wide open and heavy backlighting......
Confirmed purchase: 14 November 2018
Published on: 06 December 2018
out of 10


Cardiff GB I'm a videographer and
It's all good! Absolutely get this lens if you're looking for an 85mm.
Confirmed purchase: 11 September 2018
Published on: 21 September 2018

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