Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Prime E-Mount Lens

MFR: SEL85F18
SKU: US16796
$519.95




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Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Prime E-Mount Lens

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Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Prime E-Mount Lens

The new Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Prime Lens represents another step forward in photographic technology. This G Master mid-range telephoto prime lens is a great choice for professional photographers who require the best optical performance possible. This lens utilizes Smooth Trans Focus (STF) technology to reduce chromatic aberration and provide softly dissolving bokeh without sacrificing image resolution. This means that the out-of-focus points of light in your photos retain a soft, blurry look as opposed to the harsh rings that can occur with lower quality lenses. In order to further improve image quality, the G Master lens features Sony’s Nano Anti Reflective coating which reduces the amount of light that’s reflected by the lens and helps reduce lens flare and image ghosting. This lens also has a constant F2.8 maximum aperture that allows you to more easily maintain exposure settings while changing the zoom range

Wide f/1.8 Maximum Aperture

Shooting in low-light situations is always challenging, but this lens’s constant f/1.8 maximum aperture ensures that you’ll get great looking pictures in any light. You won’t have to worry about readjusting exposure settings, either, as this lens maintains its settings as you zoom in and out. Since you won’t have to readjust exposure settings, you also won’t have to deal with slower shutter speeds in low light either.

Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Glass Element

The ED glass element built into the optical path works in conjunction with the aspherical lens element to further reduce chromatic aberrations. These elements reduce lateral and axial chromatic aberration without reducing resolution so your pictures will have a stunning level of texture and detail without sacrificing vibrant, lifelike colors.

Quiet, Precise Focus Drive

A double linear motor actuator system directly drives the lens's focus mechanism without noisy intervening gears, for precision positioning and quiet operation that are great for movies as well as stills.

Mobile and Manageable for Active Shooting

A compact, lightweight design that is ideally matched to the α7 series offers a great blend of portability and high image quality for portraits, events and more. Even though the SEL85F18 features and advanced optical design add up to impressive overall performance, its 13.1-ounce weight makes it a great choice for active, on-the-go shooting. 

Quality Build and Versatile Features

A customizable focus hold button can be assigned to other functions such as Eye AF, for example, while a wide, responsive focus ring offers improved manual focus comfort and precision. A dust- and moisture-resistant design plus other refinements add up to outstanding quality and photographic versatility.

Reliable in Challenging Conditions

A sealed dust- and moisture-resistant design provides extra protection and ensures reliable operation in challenging environments. Shoot with confidence in light rain or windy conditions. 

Beautiful Background Bokeh

Spherical aberration is carefully optimized to achieve the best possible balance between resolution and smooth, natural bokeh that can provide a perfect backdrop for a wide range of subjects, while a 9-blade circular aperture contributes to beautiful bokeh highlights. 85 mm is often a photographer's first choice for people and portraits.

  • 35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm): 127.5
  • Angle of view (35mm): 29°
  • Angle of view (APS-C): 19° *With interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.
  • Circular aperture: Yes
  • Dimensions dia. x length (in.): 3-1/8 x 3-1/4 inches
  • Dimensions dia. x length (mm): 78 x 82 mm
  • Filter diameter (mm): 67
  • Focal-length (mm): 85
  • Format: 35 mm full frame
  • Hood type: Round shape, bayonet type
  • Image stabilization (SteadyShot): - (body-integrated)
  • Lens construction (groups-elements): 8-9
  • Lens mount: Sony E-mount
  • Maximum aperture (F): 1.8
  • Maximum magnification ratio (x): 0.13
  • Minimum aperture (F): 22
  • Minimum focus distance (ft): 2.63
  • Minimum focus distance (m): 0.8
  • Model name: SEL85F18
  • Number of aperture blade: 9
  • Product name: FE85 mm F1.8
  • Type: Interchangeable lens
  • Weight (approx.) (g): 371 g
  • Weight (approx.) (oz.): 13.1 oz

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