Sony Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZA

Sony 85mm f/1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar

Lens Summary

Brand: Sony

Also Known As: Sony 85mm f/1.4

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Sony Alpha

Release Date: 2006-06-05

MSRP Price: $1698

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The 85mm focal length, f/1.4 maximum aperture and precision Carl Zeiss T* coated Planar optics all add up to superlative performance and handling for portraiture or medium-telephoto landscapes. The delicate, nuanced drawing of the Planar design makes it possible to capture subtleties of light and texture that can give images extraordinary depth and presence.

Sony Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZA Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length84mm
Mount TypeSony Alpha
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:7.69
Optical SteadyShot / AntiShake (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)20°
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)29°
Optical Information
Lens Elements8
Lens Groups7
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Anti-Reflective / Multi-Layered / T* CoatingYes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.85m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions7.49 x 8.10cm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Sony Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZA Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Sony 85mm f/1.4 ZA CZ Lens Construction and MTF Chart

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