Testing 85mm: 1.4 GM vs 1.8 Batis - the GM is sloooooow to focus?

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Testing 85mm: 1.4 GM vs 1.8 Batis - the GM is sloooooow to focus?

So, thought I'd do a little back to back test for myself of the Sony 85/1.4 GM and the Batis 85/1.8 with the A7rIII.

So far, I like the Batis for lighter weight, but I the the Sony has a certain something I like in the look of the photos.

But here's the thing that I'm noticing about the Sony - sloooooooow to focus lock at close distance, around 1m while shooting available light indoors.

Is this just me, like, I'm doing it wrong?

Seriously though, moving subject, focus lock is much more reliable in my testing with the Batis than the Sony. Curious what others have found.

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