Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Sony FE 85mm f1.8

Lens Summary

Brand: Sony

Also Known As: Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Sony FE

Release Date: 2017-02-07

MSRP Price: $599

Made in: Thailand

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: An ideal portrait-length prime, the FE 85mm f/1.8 from Sony is a sleek short-telephoto lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits this lens's use in low-light conditions and also affords extensive control over depth of field when working with selective focus techniques. The nine elements, eight groups lens construction includes one extra-low dispersion element to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing for greater clarity and color accuracy. Benefitting the optical design is a simple, intuitive physical layout that incorporates a customizable focus hold button for easy control over the precise focus position. The double linear AF motor itself affords quick, quiet, and smooth focusing performance, and this motor also offers snappy manual focus performance for fine-tuned control.


Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length85mm
Mount TypeSony FE
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.13x
Optical SteadyShot / AntiShake (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)29°
Optical Information
Lens Elements9
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Nano AR CoatingNo
Anti-Reflective / Multi-Layered / T* CoatingNo
Focus Information
FocusAutofocus
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Direct Drive Super Sonic wave Motor (DDSSM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance2.62' (80 cm)
Filter Information
Filter Size67mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
DimensionsApprox. 3.07 x 3.23" (78 x 82 mm)
Weight13.09 oz (371 g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 MTF Chart

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