Sony FE 85mm F/1.4 GM or Batis 85mm F/1.8

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Manzur Fahim
Manzur Fahim Senior Member • Posts: 2,346
Sony FE 85mm F/1.4 GM or Batis 85mm F/1.8

Hello everyone,

Hope you are well.

I am thinking of getting a 85mm lens for my Sony A7R IV and I was wondering which one to go for. I have used the 85mm GM before, and it is a great lens but also heavy and slow-ish at AF. I have used the 85mm F1.8 when I had the A7r III which is fast but I was thinking if I should get the Batis as I've never tried it before.

Other than the lens getting attracting dirt quicker due to the rubber ring, how is the image quality? Is IQ comparable to FE 85mm 1.8 or 85mm GM? How fast is the AF, more importantly how does it work with the A7r IV?

There is also another thing. I am not a big fan of the color A7R IV is producing, I somehow liked the A7R III color more. I've heard a good deal about Zeiss color, how is this rendering color?

Sorry for so many questions, but please share your experiences with the lens. I'd highly appreciate it.

Many thanks everyone.


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