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9.2 out of 10

Sony SAL85F28

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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

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. If you're a professional and need reliability look elsewhere, but this would be a great performer for an amateur or enthusiast.
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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

Great Sony lens for the price!

CC, Adorama
2 June 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a great lightwieght lens that renders sharp images throughout its range and it produces a nice creamy bokeh. I would have liked to see a more solid metal mount on this lens, as I change out lenses often. You can't beat this lens for the money!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: plastic mount
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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
11 April 2011
  • 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. Focus speed would be faster with LAEA4, but more weight, money and having to keep that mirror clean... I simply use it on manual focus most of the time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony should release more lenses like this one!

rzero21, Amazon
11 April 2011
  • 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. The first one was a Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7. Small, light, good quality (metal construction), second hand yes, but so far good enough for me (Less than 90 USD).
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent, reasonably priced lens

Adorama
6 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Used for casual photography.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Light weight and sharp, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Worth a purchase!

Mr. A. Smith, Amazon
30 July 2014
  • Summary: Cracking lens for the money. Produces really clear and sharp imaged used on my old Sony a300. I have owned all three of the budget Sony lenses. Started with the 50mm 1.8 which I loved and it's also a fantastic lens. I sold it because I stopped using it as soon as I bought the 35mm 1.8. For me that's the best lens out of all three. I have now bought this 85mm 2.8 and I love this one too.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens but the low price reflects in the the AF & build

Mastertoot, Amazon
6 March 2014
  • Summary: I like Sony's easy choice selection of lenses (35mm DT 1.8, 30mm 2.8 macro DT etc) and the 85mm lived up to my expectations for the most part. The optics are great; shots are sharp in the center wide open and then across the frame from f4 onwards. The build is the same as other lenses in this price range; plasticky.
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Overall 8
8.0

A superb lens at a budget price.

Sam, WEX
31 July 2013
  • Summary: On my crop sensor camera this is a 125mm F2.8 lens great for low light in churches ect, but also fast and long enough for some of my sports photography, great bokeh in portraits.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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