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9.2 out of 10

Sony SAL85F28

The SAL-85F28 standard to medium zoom lens is perfect for gettin Read more

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Overall 10
10

Amazing lens, bokeh galore!

Matt Howe, Amazon
2 July 2014
  • Summary: Fantastic lens from Sony. This stops down to f/2.8 creating very creamy bokeh. I use this both on my Sony A33 and my Sony A99 (full frame) and get amazing pictures. Tack sharp focus. This lens is comparable to what you would see in a much more expensive model.
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Overall 10
10

My Personal Favorite Lens

Alexander Sirigu, Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: Super crisp. Super light. Works very well in low light. If you use the Sony Alpha line and are into cheap primes, this is a must have.
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Overall 10
10

Nice Short Telephoto

Frederick E. Hutchings, Amazon
7 February 2014
  • Summary: Very light weight. Focuses accurately. Incredibly sharp; especially considering the price. It is now my personal favorite carry-around street lens.
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Overall 10
10

Love it!

Dana Dry, Amazon
2 December 2013
  • Summary: This lens is great! I have been wanting an 85 mm for a long time and I'm very glad it bought it! Great seller! Great lens!
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Overall 10
9.5
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Performance 10
10
Reliability 10
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Very Good Portrait Lens, Impressive Performance

Envor, Sony
21 August 2013
  • Summary: The lens build quality is very good. Focusing of the lens is smooth, sharp and accurate. Bokeh affect of the lens is very smooth, sharpness is excellent from corner to corner of the frame and contrast is impressive. Even if you have 50mm lens, this is a good addition to your portrait lenses. Very happy to have this lens and definitely recommend to others. You will not be disappointed with the performance of this lens.
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Overall 10
10

Very sharp

Federico "Federico", Amazon
11 August 2013
  • Summary: It is incredibly sharp if you consider the cost and the size. It is one of the best portrait lens I have ever utilized
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Overall 10
10

best value out there

deltadave44, Nebraska Furniture Mart
24 July 2013
  • Excerpt: for anyone looking to add a nice portrait lens to their collection, this is the lens you want...look at the graphs, look at the online reviews, then look with your own eyes...shooting into the light cropped in at 100%...you will get a little magenta CA that's easily taken care of in post...and the AF tends to hunt in low light situations, the lightweight feature makes it great if you're doing pet or children where capturing a moving subject is part of it..
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Overall 10
10

My best lens for Alpha 57

Eduardo J. Zambrano, Amazon
26 May 2013
  • Summary: Alpha 57 is a good camera but not great. This lens is. It is my preferred lens for portraits anywhere.
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Overall 10
10

Nice and simple!

Joe Brick, Adorama
23 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Considering the optical performance and the price, I could not think of a CON. This is an amazing lens! It covers the FF sensors, but it is the same size as Sony's own 35/1.8 DT lens. Lightweight, compact, and excellent picture quality.<br /><br />I am willing to forgive the plastic construction for all of the positive aspects. The plastic mount might not be durable to withstand a drop or a hard knock, but who handles their gear that way anyhow?
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: None at this price
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Overall 10
10

Fabulous lens for the price

M. Zaslove, Amazon
16 February 2013
  • Summary: The Sony 85mm f/2.8 lens is an essential lens for your kit. If you're new to the SLR world, this lens is perfect for portraits on either crop sensors (Sony Alpha 33/55/77) where it is a medium telephoto lens or on full frame sensors (Sony Alpha 99) where it is normal lens. Colors come through crisp and vibrant. The aperture opens to f/2.8 which lets you get a shallow depth of field or operate in low light.
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