Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM Overview

Announced Jul 27, 2010 •
Telephoto prime lens | Sony/Minolta Alpha | SAL85F28
Product description
Announced Jul 27, 2010

The Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM is a relatively inexpensive short telephoto prime lens, compatible with full-frame and APS-C format SLT cameras. This F2.8 prime isn't particularly fast, but is fast enough for decent subject/background separation when shooting portraits - definitely the main application for a lens of this type. Although considerably cheaper than its big brother, the 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*, this budget prime is more expensive than other Sony SAM lenses while its build quality is equally "low-rent."

Quick specs
Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 85 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Max aperture F2.8
Min aperture F22
Min focus 0.60 m (23.62)
Max magnification 0.2×
Weight 175 g (0.39 lb)
Length 52 mm (2.05)

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