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85mm f/1.8 FE review by Admiringlight: “the lens exceeded my expectations”


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Jordan Steele from Admiringlight tested the new 85mm f/1.8 FE Sony lens ([shopcountry 57214]). The final conclusion is:

Given the very reasonable $598 price tag, the lens exceeded my expectations.  The nearest competitor is the outstanding Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8, which provides similar sharpness and bokeh with slightly lower levels of chromatic aberration, but at double the price. For the vast majority of shooters, the Sony 85mm is going to be the lens of choice between these two.  It’s an outstanding value and an excellent lens. Sony has produced a winner with the 85mm f/1.8, and it has earned a spot in my bag.


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