Sony SA 85mm f1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T Coated Lens

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Lets You Walk Away With Gorgeous Intimate or Poor-Light Portrait Images

Sony 85mm f1.4 Carl Zeiss LensThe Carl Zeiss SA -85 f/14 ZA lens. lets you walk away with gorgeous intimate or poor-light portrait images, fashion images, and quick candid photos with superior visual preciseness, this professional portrait lens will leave the most demanding photographers with uncompromising demands purely satisfied.

There is not a thing to dislike about the lens. Yes, it's somewhat on the weighty side, although just place your left hand beneath it and shoot, it's a perfect fit. When talking about bokeh, silky smooth is the thought that pops up with reference to the bokeh with particular this lens. Those out of focus areas just seem to fade into and distant from your subject. My shots always turn out beautiful. This is the lens that makes an amateur portrait shooter look like a professional.

Its performance at wide open aperture settings is amazingly accurate, and its equivalent to a 125.7mm 35mm SLR focal length giving you crisp middle range close-ups and native, distortion-free portrait images at relaxing distances.

An f/1.4 lens is not usually as efficient as the same manufacture's f/1.8 or f/2 lenses, even when both are stopped down to f/5.6. the lens with the wider aperture is heaver and more expensive, so don't choose it as your standard unless you are planning a great deal of photography poor light conditions. There' plenty of reasons for using a wide aperture, but avoid buying a lens with an aperture wider than you need.

It's perhaps the heaviest Sony Alpha prime lens, right next to its close cousin, the SAL 135 f/18 ZA, which is even bigger and weighs almost 30 percent more.  Sep 4, 2011


In conjunction with the Super SteadyShot image stabilization system of the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this superb Carl Zeiss lens achieves pinpoint sharpness, even working with hand-held camera by available light.

Excellent Contrast Reproduction with precision optical design and advanced T* coatings help to reduce flare and increase contrast.

Smooth, visually pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds give portraits and close-ups an extra dimension of beauty.

For full creative control, a focus hold button located on the lens can lock auto-focusing even in continuous advance mode, and focus lock can also be set on the spot-focus center frame area.

Auto Clutch in auto-focus mode, the manual focus ring does not rotate, and in manual focusing, you ll have a solid, hands-on feel

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Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length85 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Sony Alpha  
Angle of view 35mm format: 29 APS/Digital SLR format: 20  
Largest aperture opening F1.4  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Aperture annotations circular aperture  
Total Elements 8  
Number of Groups 7  
Minimum focus distance 0.85 m (33.46")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.13 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Screw drive from camera  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Extending front  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Overall weight560 g (1.23 lb)  
Lens diameter 82 mm (3.21")  
Overall length 73 mm (2.85")  
Lens color Black  
Filter thread size 72 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code circular hood  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes

Sony SAL-85F14Z Telephoto 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* Autofocus Lens
Front & Rear Lens Caps
SH0002 Lens Hood
Lens Carrying Case
1-Year Warranty



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Sony SA 85mm f1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T Coated Lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4