Bower 85mm f/1.4 Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta Cameras, with Hood & Case

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About Bower 85mm F/1.4

The Bower 85mm f/1.4 Manual Focus Lens is a special effort in the independent lens manufacturer world, being a popular focal length for serious portraiture combined with an extra large f/1.4 maximum aperture. Most independent manufacturer lenses are either zooms or very short or long focal length fixed lenses.

This lens mounts to any Sony (or Minolta Maxxum) camera and works on both "full frame" cameras like the DSLR-A900 as well as the "APS-C" style digital SLR cameras, but the aperture is neither communicated to nor controlled by the camera body. As such, you can use the lens in "M" manual exposure mode or "A" aperture-priority mode only and in both cases you will physically move the aperture ring to the aperture of your choice and it will stay at that aperture even before the exposure.

With a 35mm equivalent focal length of ~127mm and that f/1.4 aperture, this Bower 85mm lens opens up photographic opportunities you'll never get with your zoom. Capture close portraits of singers on dark stages with only spotlights on their faces and those background lights will be soft cascades of low-contrast coloring.

Bower 85mm F/1.4 Features

  • Bright f/1.4 aperture
  • Aspherical lens element provides high quality images
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • Ideal portrait lens
  • Low weight relative to many 85mm f/1.4 lenses
  • Smooth helicoid manual focus action
  • Internal focusing means that lens length remains constant during focusing (lens front also does not rotate)

Bower 85mm F/1.4 Specifications

Filter Size
72mm
f/Stop Range
1.4-22.0
Minimum Focus Distance
3.3' (1 m)
Angle of View
23.9° x 16.1° (WxH)
16.1° x 10.8° (WxH) w/APS-C(15 x 22mm)cameras
Groups/Elements
7/9
Length
2.9" (72mm)
Maximum Diameter
3.1" (78mm)
Weight
1.17 lbs (533g)
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Shopper  Is this lens with Autofocus?(Bower 85mm f/1.4 Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta Cameras, with Hood & Case)
Andrew R  Unfortunately no, this lens is manual focus only.
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