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Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM versus Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=85mm & f/2.8[?]
21

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
12P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
2.9TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.1%
Vignetting
[?]
-1.4EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
7µm
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=85mm & f/1.8[?]
26

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
15P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
2TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.4%
Vignetting
[?]
-1.6EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
3µm
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Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM
Announced2010-07-01 
Indicative price (USD) 249 
Aperturef/2.8  
Focal range (mm) 85  
Filter diameter (mm) 55 
Max diameter (mm) 70 
Mount typeSony Alpha  
StabilizationNo  
AF MotorSAM  
Zoom type  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusNo  
Number of lenses5  
Number of groups4  
Diaphragm blades7  
Circular apertureYes  
Length (mm)52  
Weight (gr)175  

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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Announced1992-07-01 
Indicative price (USD) 379 
Aperturef/1.8  
Focal range (mm) 85  
Filter diameter (mm) 58 
Max diameter (mm) 75 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationNo  
AF MotorUSM  
Zoom type/  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusYes  
Number of lenses9  
Number of groups7  
Diaphragm blades8  
Circular apertureNo  
Length (mm)71.5  
Weight (gr)425  

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#1
Sony Alpha 900
#2
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
#1
Sony Alpha 900
#2
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

in P-Mpix
#1
Sony Alpha 900
#2
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Focal: 85
 
Focal: 85
 
Aperture: 0
 
Aperture: 0
 
#1
Sony Alpha 900
#2
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Focal: 85
 
Focal: 85
 
#1
Sony Alpha 900
#2
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

in EV

in EV
#1
Sony Alpha 900
#2
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Focal: 85
 
Focal: 85
 
Aperture: 2.8 - 4 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 22
 
Aperture: 1.8 - 2.8 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 22
 

in micrometer