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Sony SAL85F28
9.4 out of 10

Sony SAL85F28

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Overall 8
8.0

Gives great head shots for portraits

mdshec, Amazon
3 May 2015
  • Summary: Really wanted to get an older Minolta 85mm but the price difference did not justify it. Gives great head shots for portraits. Excellent color reproduction. Only complaint is that it is all plastic body.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great with an A7

JG, B&H Photo
16 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm using this with the Sony LAEA4 adapter on an A7. This lens seemed a very good low-cost choice for the portrait focal length. The lens is compact and very lightweight due to the extensive use of plastic (even the mount is plastic).
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Good image quality

B3dw23, Amazon
19 June 2014
  • Summary: Nice image quality. Feels light and cheap. Good for the money. Good for video. Is full frame. It has a manual Auto/Manual focus switch.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best choice for a prime short telephoto for the A7r, for the time being...

Larry Monteith, Amazon
28 March 2014
  • Summary: OK, it is not as fast as I would like, but it is very light weight. This becomes more important because I have to combine it with and adapter to use on the A7r. I'm using the LAEA3 adapter, the one without the translucent mirror. The autofocus does work, though not very fast.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp, but lens mount is finicky. Not fit for a professional.

Michael Porterfield, Amazon
28 December 2013
  • Summary: My copy had an issue with faulty connections. It was a solid performer but the plastic lens mount hardly instilled confidence. I returned it for a 105mm macro for 3x the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony should release more lenses like this one!

rzero21, Amazon
15 December 2013
  • Summary: This year I bought a dslr-a850 in new condition for 850USD at a local store and since all I had before was a NEX-5 with some E-mount lenses, DT A-mount lenses and Legacy Lenses (Canon, Kiron, Vivitar, etc) decided to buy two fullframe lenses for less than 400USD.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excelente producto

José, B&H Photo
18 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Excelente el lente. Posiblemente la construcción en plástico no es la mejor pero siendo cuidadoso puede durar toda la vida. Las imágenes son de gran calidad, muy detallada y con buenos colores.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens - expectations met!

HFrancis, B&H Photo
20 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I used this lens to shoot headshots outdoors for some senior pics this past weekend. The focus is quieter than my Sony 50mm f1.8 for sure. Nice bokeh and sharp when needed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice lens

William Reid, Amazon
24 April 2013
  • Summary: Sony plastic, but still very nice. Works well with my A77, so far, but I havent had it for long enough to notice its down side. PERFECT for portraits. Very sharp, and gives great bokeh!
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Overall 8
8.0

Beautiful lens...Very happy.

CatherineZ, B&H Photo
24 January 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens for the money. It creates beautiful images. I got it primarily for portraits and am very excited to use it more. It does take a little bit of time to auto focus, but I prefer manual focus.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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