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Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM Full-Frame Lens (2016)

MSRP 1800 USDNeoscore 88%NEX score 80%

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Product Overview

Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM is a large-aperture short telephoto prime lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Sony in 2016, it has 11 elements in 8 groups.
For incremental weathers, Sony is kind enough to include weather sealing. On the lens barrel, one can find a physical aperture ring. Those who wish to focus manually can have the best of both worlds (with the usual caveats).
A telephoto prime lens, the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM is well suited for portrait photography.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 88% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
  • Declickable aperture ring
  • Smooth bokeh
  • Rather sharp
Cons
  • On the heavy side
  • Slow autofocus

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent f/2.8 aperture
  • Competitively priced
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Long telephoto focal length and f1.4 focal ratio
  • In-lens vibration control
  • De-clickable aperture ring
Cons
  • No manual aperture option
  • High price
  • No aperture ring
  • Limited focus ring rotations
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
11 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
11 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
8 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Extreme Aspherical, Super ED, ED elements + Nano AR coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
77 mm / 3.03 in
Size | Diameter
90 mm / 3.54 in
Size | Length
108 mm / 4.25 in
Weight
820 g / 28.98 oz

Function

Angle Of View
28.6° Diagonal | 23.9° Horizontal | 16.1° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.4 ~ f/16
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
85 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.12x
Min Focus Distance
800 mm / 31.50 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: ALC-SH142 (supplied)
Debut
2016-02-03
Model Name
SEL85F14GM

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
Sony's FE 85mm f1.4 GM is a high-end prime lens for its mirrorless cameras. The short telephoto focal length makes it ideal for portraits and the de-clickable aperture ring also makes it great for video work. It is one of Sony's first G-Master, or GM, lenses, boasting the company's best optical quality to date.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Long telephoto focal length and f1.4 focal ratio
  • De-clickable aperture ring
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • High price
  • No aperture ring

digitalpicture[2]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
Sony's 11-blade aperture is unique for this class of lenses, with most having 9-blades. At f/2, the Sony appears somewhat sharper, but it has more moiré. The Sony shows less vignetting in the same wide aperture comparisons and the Tamron has a touch less linear distortion.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent f/2.8 aperture
  • Competitively priced
  • In-lens vibration control
Cons
  • Limited focus ring rotations
  • No manual aperture option

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony FE 85mm f1.4 GM review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-fe-85mm-f1-4-gm-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
2. ^ Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-85mm-f-1.4-GM-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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