Just ordered a Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens to complement

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BrianHalcYoN Contributing Member • Posts: 529
Re: Just ordered a Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens to complement

Charles Currey wrote:

ARB1 wrote:

Thanks guys, I received mine yesterday and ran it through the paces a bit and it is a very nice lens, especially for the price. It kinda' reminds me of the Nikon 85mm f/1.8 G I owned back in my D800 days which I thought was a very good lens for the price as well. Nice to have a travel 85mm back in the bag.

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I have owned and extensively used both the 85s you mentioned and, at least with my copies, the Sony is noticeably sharper at f1.8 than was the Nikon. I don't have the Nikon any longer to do a direct comparison, so take my recollection for for what that's worth.

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Chuck Currey

Absolutely agree and focusing is more reliable on the Sony FE, though I am sure the a9 helps there.  I was using the 85/1.8G on a D4, so certainly no slouch in focus speed.

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