Sony Planar 85mm T* f/1.4 a (Alpha) Mount Digital SLR Macro Lens by Carl Zeiss.

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About the Sony 85mm F/1.4

• Get gorgeous intimate or low-light portraits, fashion shots, and quick candid photographs with superior visual accuracy with the Carl Zeiss SAL-85F14Z lens.

A brilliant lens for portraits, low light and midrange telephoto shooting.

• It's a beautiful piece of glass, and for intimate or low-light portraits, fashion shots, and quick candid photographs with superior visual accuracy, this professional lens will satisfy the most uncompromising demands.

• Its performance at fully open aperture is astonishingly precise, and its 35mm-equivalent 125.7mm focal length gives you sharp midrange close-ups and natural, distortion-free portraits at relaxed distances.

The Sony 85mm F/1.4 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony 85mm F/1.4: Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction.

Sony 85mm F/1.4 Includes

  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • SH0002 Lens Hood
  • Lens Carrying Case
  • Sony 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Strong construction (5) , Nice bokeh (4) , Rugged (4) , Consistent output (3) , Durable (3)
Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Low light (3) , Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (3) , Casual user (1) , Enthusiast (1) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Sony 85mm F/1.4 Features

  • Superb Sharpness at Fully Open Aperture:
  • In conjunction with the Super SteadyShot image stabilization system of the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this superb Carl Zeiss lens achieves pinpointsharpness, even working with hand-held camera by available light.
  • Excellent Contrast Reproduction:
  • Precision optical design and advanced T* coatings help to reduce flare and increase contrast.
  • Smooth Backgrounds:
  • Smooth, visually pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds give portraits and close-ups an extra dimension of beauty.
  • Focus Hold Button:
  • For full creative control, a focus hold button located on the lens can lock auto-focusing even in continuous advance mode, and focus lock can also be set on the spot-focus center frame area.
  • Auto Clutch:
  • In auto-focus mode, the manual focus ring does not rotate, and in manual focusing, you ll have a solid, hands-on feel

Sony 85mm F/1.4 Specifications

Carl Zeiss® Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 Telephoto Lens
Smooth, visually pleasing background effects
Design Professional performance for portraits and close-ups
Optics T* Coating to reduce flare and increase contrast
Focus Hold button for full creative control
Auto Clutch to stop manual focus ring rotation
Focal Length
35mm Equivalent: 85 mm
APS: 127.5 mm
Angle of View
35mm Equivalent: 19 deg
APS: 29 deg
Min Focus Distance 2' 10" (85 cm)
Aperture Maximum f1.4
Aperture Minimum f22
Maximum Magnification 0.13x
Lens Construction 8 elements in 7 groups with 9 aperture blades
Filter Diameter 72 mm
Lens Dimensions 3-1/4" x 2-7/8" (81.5 mm x 72.5 mm)
Lens Weight 1 lb 3.75 oz (560 g)
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