Often referred to as the perfect focal length for portraiture, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM
is a fast short-telephoto prime distinguished by its flattering field
of view, advanced optics, and ability to isolate subjects with shallow
depth of field. As a G Master lens, too, this lens offers refined
sharpness and bokeh quality, championing a pleasing image quality
well-suited for portraits, events, and and other situations where focus
control is paramount.
Fast Design, Refined Optics
As part of Sony's esteemed G Master series, this lens is designed to
achieve notably high resolution and sharpness through the correction of a
wide variety of spherical and chromatic aberrations.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting
conditions and also offers a wealth of control over focus position when
using shallow depth of field techniques.
A Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare,
and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong
Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
One XA element is incorporated into the optical design, which features
superior surface precision for effective control over astigmatism, field
curvature, coma, and other spherical aberrations.
Three extra-low dispersion elements are featured in the lens design and
help to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved
clarity and color neutrality.
Practical and Intuitive Handling
Linear Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) autofocus system and internal focus
mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and
also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control.
An AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
Focus hold button is present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.
Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement
conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder