Anyone get the new Sony 85mm 1.8 FE lens?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by JonathanF2, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2014
    Los Angeles, USA
    I had a chance to try the new Sony 85mm 1.8 FE lens and I was very impressed by the sharpness and build quality of the lens! I thought it would be similar to the 50mm 1.8 FE in build, but it has a nice metal barrel and a good weight/size. I then compared it to the Batis 85mm and I really couldn't tell the two apart! I'm now thinking of picking one up! I can see the 28mm f/2 and 85mm f/1.8 being a very good portrait combo!
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    I only used mine for about 12 hours before my A7II got sick, but I was very pleased with it. Both with the quality of the images, and the price!
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  3. AlexMatravers

    AlexMatravers New to TalkEmount

    Apr 9, 2017
    Mine arrives in two days time! It's only just been released here in the UK. Exciting times!

    If there's anything I might be able to answer for you when it arrives, just let me know. :thumbsup:

    PS. Hi! New member here :) 
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  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    :Welcome: Alex!
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  5. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Welcome Alex,

    where about in the UK do you bide?
  6. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    Welcome to Talkemount Alex :Welcome:
  7. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Welcome Alex! Looking forward to your pictures, from the FE 1.8/85 or otherwise.
  8. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 25, 2012
    Viera, Florida, USA
    Got mine last week. No real chance to use it yet, but will post as soon as I do.
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
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  10. Capt T

    Capt T New to TalkEmount

    Feb 3, 2017
    Mine showed up this week. Will be checking it out over the next week.
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  11. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    I used it extensively this past weekend at my daughter's dance recital. I was very impressed by the image quality and focusing speed. The lens is light and feels good on my A7r2.

    I'll be posting photos soon.
  12. tino84

    tino84 TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 20, 2014
    It' s the first lens that makes me think about sell my m4/3 gear (. 42,5 1.2 and 75mm). With 14 2.8 and 35 2.8 samyang would be a very good trinity
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