New Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Mid Telephoto Prime Lens

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 LensProduct Summary

  • Model name: Sony FE 85mm F1.8 (model SEL85F18)
  • Release Date: February 7, 2017
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Format : Full Frame
  • Mounts: Sony E-mount
  • Availability: March 2017
  • Price: $600
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • Fast F1.8 Full-Frame E-Mount Lens
  • Nine blade rounded diaphragm
  • Customizable focus hold button
  • Dust and moisture resistant design
  • Quiet, precise focus drive

The new 85mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime lens offers an extremely versatile, lightweight and compact telephoto prime lens solution for a variety of Sony camera owners ranging from working professionals to emerging enthusiasts that have stepped up to full-frame or APS-C cameras for the first time.  With its wide F1.8 aperture, it can produce impressive, exceptionally sharp portraits with soft background defocus that take advantage of its 85mm focal length and wide F1.8 maximum aperture.

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 LensThe new prime lens features a 9-bladed circular aperture mechanism that ensures smooth, natural looking bokeh, and a double linear motor system to allow for fast, precise and quiet focusing.  It also has a focus hold button that can be customized and assigned together with functions in the camera body like the popular Eye AF feature.  There is a smooth, responsive focus ring and AF/MF switch as well, and the lens is also dust and moisture resistant.

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Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens

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Sony FE 85mm F1.8 LensSpecification

Focal Length85mm
ApertureMaximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount TypeSony E (Full-Frame)
Format Compatibility35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View29°
Minimum Focus Distance2.62′ (80 cm)
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Filter ThreadFront: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL)Approx. 3.07 x 3.23″ (78 x 82 mm)
Weight13.09 oz (371 g)