If you have an LA-EA1 adapter (or plan on getting one), this is a terrific lens to buy. Firstly, it is surprisingly sharp. f/2.8 is sharp enough, and by f/3.5 it is really a sharp lens. There is some CA, but you can take care of most of it within lightroom. The bokeh is pretty good, even though it is f/2.8 only. I wouldn't describe the bokeh as "dreamy" but I would say it is definitely pleasant in the f/2.8 to f/4 range when shooting at headshot distances. It is also very light and even with ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM
I like this lens for high-speed pictures of pets and people. The fact that it is 85mm give you some working room. It is amazingly light and flat. When I do the 1/1000 and higher shots, its f/2.8 nature blurs the background very nicely. It is no zoom, but I have sold my old Sigma 70-210 f/2.8 because of these advantages. It also focuses silently and has a nice AF/MF switch for MF situations.View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Part of the easy choice range, this lens is great value for money. Nice and sharp when you want it to be, very pleasing bokeh, good length on APS C for more discrete portraits at a distance. This range of lenses comes under fire for its plastic bodies, particularly the plastic mounts - but optical properties are generally excellent and the plastic body is light and compact for an 85mm. Note, this is a full frame lens but works well on APS C including NEX bodies via the official adaptor. Problems:View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
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