Sony FE 85mm F1.8 lens review: Excellent choice
Combined with a relative fast f/1.8 maximum aperture and autofocus, this new model is a versatile short-telephoto for general photography, indoor sports in dim lighting, and indoor and outdoor portraiture. Lens construction consists of nine elements in eight groups, with — unusual at this price — a single ED element to reduce color fringing.
The lens’s internal focusing system utilizes a double linear autofocus motor which is said to deliver fast, precise, and near-silent focusing down to a minimum 0.8m. It features a nine-bladed circular aperture for rounded specular highlights, a customizable focus-hold button (as seen on some of the company’s