A cracking 'long' portrait lens for APS C bodies

Started Apr 27, 2011 | User reviews thread
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Scott Nicol Regular Member • Posts: 286
A cracking 'long' portrait lens for APS C bodies
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Part of the easy choice range, this lens is great value for money. Nice and sharp when you want it to be, very pleasing bokeh, good length on APS C for more discrete portraits at a distance. This range of lenses comes under fire for its plastic bodies, particularly the plastic mounts - but optical properties are generally excellent and the plastic body is light and compact for an 85mm. Note, this is a full frame lens but works well on APS C including NEX bodies via the official adaptor.

Problems:

A little slow for low light.
Plastic mount.
Focussing ring a little narrow for manual focussing.

Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM
Telephoto prime lens • Sony/Minolta Alpha • SAL85F28
Announced: Jul 27, 2010
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