We have tried to summarize all the details about Sony’s new FE 85mm f/1.4 G Master lens reviews. This includes all the buzz captured as the sample images and hands-on videos.
The FE 85mm f/1.4 GM is a new short telephoto prime lens for the Sony A7-series full-frame E-mount cameras. It features 11 elements in 8 groups including a newly developed, extremely precise XA (extreme aspherical) element. These glasses reduces aberration and increases resolution, as well as three ED glass elements.
Now let’s take a closer look at the excellent portrait model of the GM lineup that Sony offers in this upper class.
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G Master Lens Reviews Recap
ePhotozine posted a full in-depth review of the prime optic. They say : “The Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM gives outstanding performance and beautiful bokeh, a magnificent short telephoto with a bright f/1.4 aperture.”
The Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G Master lens is a traditionally very high quality choice. It is ideal for many more types of subject than portraits, although with the beautiful bokeh provided portraiture may well be high on the list for users of this lens. A very fine lens, very well made and a joy to use, this is superb in every respect.
See also Steve Huff Photo review. As always the article contains several real-world images captured with the lens.
If you chose Sony for your camera of choice, and made the full frame choice or even the A6300 which is a remarkable APS-C camera, you owe it to yourself to check out this 85 1.4 if you are a fan of fast primes or are a wedding pro, portrait pro or just a passionate enthusiast like me. I just can not see this lens disappointing anyone. Just be sure your wallet is loaded as this lens will set you back $1800. Around the same price range as the competitors..this is just what it costs for that step above in quality.
The PhotographyBlog conclusion outlines a few notable drawbacks to the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens though. “The auto-focusing system is pretty loud. Makes it less than ideal for movie shooting or for candid use in very quiet environments. It also slows down and hunts quite a lot in lower-light conditions.”
The Phoblographer has given the editor’s choice award to the lens. They find the lens has fantastic sharpness with class leading bokeh.