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Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review
  
 
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p.19 #1 · p.19 #1 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


I did the test over but looking in the opposite direction (into the light) as the other view the center, right and left were at slightly different distances I also did it at f1.8 as Fred suggested. I am still pleased with the lens (of course not as sharp at f1.8 as f8 was, but I would never shoot a landscape at f8. It looks like the lens is centered as the center, and corners are acceptable (to me) for wide open shooting using AF hand held.
Here are the results
Thanks again Fred and all.
Dave




  ILCE-7RM2    FE 85mm F1.8 lens    85mm    f/1.8    1/8000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    FE 85mm F1.8 lens    85mm    f/1.8    1/8000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    FE 85mm F1.8 lens    85mm    f/1.8    1/8000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    FE 85mm F1.8 lens    85mm    f/1.8    1/8000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    FE 85mm F1.8 lens    85mm    f/1.8    1/8000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    FE 85mm F1.8 lens    85mm    f/1.8    1/8000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    FE 85mm F1.8 lens    85mm    f/1.8    1/8000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM2    FE 85mm F1.8 lens    85mm    f/1.8    1/8000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 16, 2017 at 07:25 PM
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p.19 #2 · p.19 #2 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Looks very good. That's a keeper

Scary that's at 1.8. Amazing really. I'm getting the same results



Apr 16, 2017 at 07:42 PM
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p.19 #3 · p.19 #3 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


For those with good copies - were did you purchase them? Local shop, on-line at B&H/Adorama/etc? I'll swap mine tomorrow, but they will most likely be from the same batch of lenses. Hopefully this is a per-copy issue and not a batch issue.

- J



Apr 16, 2017 at 10:10 PM
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p.19 #4 · p.19 #4 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


GMPhotography wrote:
Looks very good. That's a keeper

Scary that's at 1.8. Amazing really. I'm getting the same results


Yes, this lens is impressive wide open (on a good copy). I'll live with some PF wide open if the sharpness is there, since PF is fixable, while blurry-ness is not.



Apr 16, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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p.19 #5 · p.19 #5 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


John got mine at B&H. I think it was part of there first batch as I did not per order


Apr 16, 2017 at 10:31 PM
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p.19 #6 · p.19 #6 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


dgurtch wrote:
I did the test over but looking in the opposite direction (into the light) as the other view the center, right and left were at slightly different distances I also did it at f1.8 as Fred suggested. I am still pleased with the lens (of course not as sharp at f1.8 as f8 was, but I would never shoot a landscape at f8. It looks like the lens is centered as the center, and corners are acceptable (to me) for wide open shooting using AF hand held.
Here are the results
Thanks again Fred and all.
Dave


Looks great Dave! Don't sell it.



Apr 16, 2017 at 11:32 PM
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p.19 #7 · p.19 #7 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Well, I just ordered one myself

Thanks to Ronny, that mentioned one shop here in Sweden was offering a 15% discount on all Sony branded lenses.

Lets see if my copy is as good as everyone else here. Looks great!



Apr 17, 2017 at 12:23 PM
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p.19 #8 · p.19 #8 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


If my desired schedule today works out, I'll be swapping it out this afternoon (assuming they have another in stock). Will try to make a quick evaluation at the shop prior to walking out the door. Should be easier since I now know what to immediately look for in the viewfinder


Apr 17, 2017 at 03:44 PM
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p.19 #9 · p.19 #9 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Happy Easter to you pal. You got more food




  ILCE-7RM2    FE 85mm F1.8 lens    85mm    f/1.8    1/400s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  









Apr 17, 2017 at 05:24 PM
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p.19 #10 · p.19 #10 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Son has new girlfriend. Dad gets a new model.




  ILCE-7RM2    FE 85mm F1.8 lens    85mm    f/1.8    1/320s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  









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p.19 #11 · p.19 #11 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Both using Eye AF


Apr 17, 2017 at 05:39 PM
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p.19 #12 · p.19 #12 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Thanks to everybody, especially Guy, for all the sample pix and user experiences! I originally had one pre-ordered then cancelled, deciding to wait and see if it was worth adding to my already too large lens collection. Well, I think it very well might be so I'm gonna play the good lens copy Sony roulette. I'm looking forward to a smaller/lighter eye AFing 85 than my GM :-)

Cheers!



Apr 17, 2017 at 05:47 PM
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p.19 #13 · p.19 #13 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Thanks for that but its a really nice lens . I need to shoot more AF stuff in low light to see how it does. Yesterday it was darn good. It did hunt once though, so I want to look into that more.


Apr 17, 2017 at 06:05 PM
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p.19 #14 · p.19 #14 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review



A7RII 85mm f1.8 FE Hand held
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Apr 17, 2017 at 06:21 PM
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p.19 #15 · p.19 #15 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Ordered ... but I probably have to wait a while .. not in stock 26 april preliminary delivery



Apr 17, 2017 at 08:33 PM
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p.19 #16 · p.19 #16 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


New copy just swapped for the badly misaligned one and hopefully will get it out tonight to give it a go.


Apr 17, 2017 at 10:52 PM
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p.19 #17 · p.19 #17 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Fingers crossed! As the images from other members demonstrate, when the FE85/1.8 is good it's very, very good.

jhinkey wrote:
New copy just swapped for the badly misaligned one and hopefully will get it out tonight to give it a go.




Apr 17, 2017 at 11:26 PM
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p.19 #18 · p.19 #18 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Yeah, it's turned to heavy overcast and rain tonight . . . so not likely.


Apr 18, 2017 at 12:45 AM
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p.19 #19 · p.19 #19 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review



Ronny Olsson wrote:
Ordered ... but I probably have to wait a while .. not in stock 26 april preliminary delivery


That's a good sign...



Apr 18, 2017 at 01:13 AM
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p.19 #20 · p.19 #20 · Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Review


Guy just shipped his FE 85/1.8 to me and I will be testing it over the weekend. He seems to have a great copy and I will compare it against my 85GM and 85ZM. If it's really that good I may not give it back.

I didn't pre-order it and currently, it's hard to find one. Perhaps Sony didn't expect this success in sales.



Apr 18, 2017 at 04:40 PM
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