85mm 1.4: zeiss, nikon or sony alpha?

Started May 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
verybiglebowski Veteran Member • Posts: 3,979
Re: The Battle of the 85mm's, Minolta's Top Portrait Lenses Compared

S3ZAi wrote:

Thanks everyone for all your inputs!

I finally gave in to my desire and ordered this lens from ebay:


The zeiss pancolar 80mm 1.8. I've seen some amazing shots with it. Hopefully I will be able to make the most of it. Also, I can use it on a FF Nex in the future I belive, if I ever decide to buy that.

For af I have decided to wait for the nex lens which is on the roadmap. I'll see if I will buy that one too or if I will stick to this zeiss only.

Great choice. I hope you'll get a good copy, it is a sharp, contrasty lens with nice bokeh and solid build quality.  Unfortunatelly it is a bit overpriced those days... For the money, I would probably go with Samyang, but if you got it cheapper, it's no brainer.

 verybiglebowski's gear list:verybiglebowski's gear list
Sony a7R Sony a7R II Sony a7R III Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4 +2 more
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