Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE

In today’s lens market, Sony is the current leader in the world of mirrorless systems. Their vast array of quality mirrorless lenses is unmatched by their competitors, and they continue to pump out quality products that close the gap between amateur and professional grade equipment. has scavenged the Internet in search of the best info we can find on the Sony 85mm f/1.8. We’ve collected it all here for you in one easy place. If click-bait makes you fume, or awkward, poorly recorded talking-head reviews make you sweat profusely with second-hand embarrassment, fear not. Here at LensFinder, we only recommend quality.

The Sony 85mm f/1.8 lens is a medium-telephoto lens designed specifically for Sony E Mount mirrorless cameras like the Alpha A7 series. The mirrorless dedicated design makes for higher optical quality on full frame mirrorless cameras due to the optics being closer to the sensor. The lens can be used on APS-C systems. And while the lens can be used on non-mirrorless systems with the right adapter, the results may leave you wanting.

We found all the technical specs here on the Sony website.

Sometimes finding a reliable review is tough, and that doesn’t even count having to read it. We’ve done the hard work for you and listed our favorites here.

EPhotozine has a nice well-rounded review here with plenty of gorgeous sample images taken using the lens and a Sony Alpha A7R II.

DPReview gave the Sony 85mm f/1.8 a glowing review and was their pick for Gear of the Year 2017. Sample images in this review were taken with the newer Sony A7R III.

If you’re looking for an extremely thorough, chart/graph and spec heavy breakdown on this lens, DXOMark has you covered. This article compares with other similar and competing models.

Okay, enough of all the blogs most of you won’t have time to read. Let’s get to some video!

TheCameraStoreTV also has a great review, which focuses primarily on practical field application of the Sony 85mm f/1.8  and is shot primarily in Thailand, which makes for some very interesting sample images and video.

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