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| p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Pre-order: FE 100mm f/2.8 GM STF and FE 85mm f/1.8 |
Fred Miranda wrote:
I find the new FE 85/1.8 interesting. It's lighter than the Batis and also absent from aspherical elements.
It does not have FLE but should perform very well at portrait distances. The computer generated MTF looks good but it's hard to tell how these lenses will compare. It costs almost half the price.
The Batis 85/1.8 does not have an aspherical lens element. The Sony 85/1.8 FE seems to be an internal focus design, and is as such a FLE design. The Batis 85 and the Sony 85/1.8 FE are actually quite similar, remove lens elements number 6 and 7 counted from the front of the lens from the Batis 85 and you have the schematic layout of the Sony 85/1.8 FE. Further the Sony 85/1.8 FE has only one ED glass compared to three "anomalous dispersion" glasses for the Batis 85. My guess is that the image stabilizer group in the Batis 85, is what's removed in the Sony 85/1.8 FE. It will be interesting to see how these two lenses compare.
I think that the new Sony 85/1.8 FE is interesting when constructing a travel kit, Sony FE, 28/2, 50/1.8 or 50/2.8 macro and the new 85/1.8.
Edited on Feb 07, 2017 at 06:26 PM · View previous versions