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Sony SAL-85F14Z
8.5 out of 10

Sony SAL-85F14Z

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Overall 6
6.0

Trouble with a7R+LAEA4

Jay, B&H Photo
9 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Optically I think this lens is good. However, I really don't like it when it comes to ergonomics. The focus ring will turn when focusing (it is not suppose to but this happens sometimes). The focusing motor is so noisy and vibrates. I feel like I am using a lens from the 90s.
  • Pros: HIgh image quality, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 10
10

The good, the bad, and the awesome.

Philip Reese, Amazon
10 February 2015
  • Summary: The Good: It's a Zeiss lens with autofocus for Sony. Us Alpha shooters take this for granted, but having autofocus with Zeiss optics is a rare treat. The lens has a very nice look, feel, and weight to it. It feels more like a Carl Zeiss product and less like a Sony.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Glass w/Trabant Motor

Robert, B&H Photo
7 January 2015
  • Excerpt: S teller glass, but the focusing motor sounds like a Soviet era washing machine! Good grief! I am afraid to use it during a wedding service. Slow to focus.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Built like a tank

Pat J. Dooley, Amazon
29 December 2014
  • Summary: Extremely sharp. Some CA wide open but stopping down fixes that. Heavy. Built like a tank. Nice bokeh. Takes skill to use effectively because the depth of field is so shallow at wider apertures. It takes beautiful portraits and does well when an 85 mm zoom is appropriate.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent if you understand the limitations....

evisphoto "Robert M", Amazon
7 August 2014
  • Summary: I was all set to pull the trigger on a used Nikon 85 1.8 AF Nikkor, but of course, the one that I had been looking at on KEH just happened to sell before I could snag it myself. I had been researching this Rokinon lens as an alternative, and seeing that Amazon had a deal on the shipping, pulled the...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Value!

Jeff, Amazon
4 August 2014
  • Summary: I bought this for use as a portrait lens and I have been very pleased. The aperture is controlled through the camera on the Nikon D3100. The lens has a nice feel and operates smoothly. Focusing is a bit of a challenge at low F-stops but that is to be expected.
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Overall 10
10

hands down this is my favorite portrait lens

sad sack, Amazon
14 June 2014
  • Summary: From all the brands I shoot and all the lenses I have every shot with, this is by far the best image quality I have ever had. Rent it, borrow it, just look at picture other photographers have taken with this lens and decide for yourself.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great

Ajith J., Amazon
18 April 2014
  • Summary: I have the Rokinon version of this lens. It is great! I use it on a Nikon D700 and have compared it with the Nikon AF 85mm f/1.4 (which I had rented for a weekend to test) and I much prefer this lens to the Nikon.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tack sharp

Rickster-FL, Amazon
28 March 2014
  • Summary: Tack sharp lense. It takes some getting used to since its a manual focus lense. Having said that the collar to adjust the Focus is really nice. It has just enough friction to make tight focusing easier.
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Overall 8
8.0

The lens cap vs The lens hood

Kata Tran, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: 1. I like this lens and I will keep it on my Nikon D5200 after trying its brothers: Samyang and Bower 85mm f1.4 2. It is giving me beautiful head and shoulder pictures. 3. I am getting more than my expectations with this lens: price, sharpness and well build structure.
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