Brilliant lens

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Dmitry L Forum Member • Posts: 58
Brilliant lens

Brilliant lens. The best portrait lens for FF and APS-C for traveling and not only.

  1.  85/1.8 vs 85/1.4GM
    • “1.8” has better focus tracking in video
    • Fast diaphragm? Real difference is not too big, around half a stop. Measured by DxOMark – 1.5 vs 1.8
    • Weight – twice
    • The main advantage of GM - ability to impress others
  2. Vs Batis 85. If your camera doesn’t have Image Stab function it’s more reasonable to spend the difference in price to upgrade the body
  3. Weather seal? It’s not reasonable to have a lens with the better weather sealing than the body. SONY’s bodies are not good here.
  4. After purchase 85/1.8 there was a desire to buybuy A6500 body. In such case 85/1.8 replaces Zeiss Batis 135/2.8 put on FF A7 series.  A6500 bodies now are much cheaper than Batis 135.
 Dmitry L's gear list:Dmitry L's gear list
Panasonic G85 Sony a6500 Sony a7 III Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2 Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS +13 more
Sony FE 85mm F1.8
Prime lens • Sony FE • SEL85F18
Announced: Feb 7, 2017
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