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Sony SAL85F14Z

Sony SAL85F14Z
alaAverage 4.3

139 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

value for money, design, usability


On average, users rate this product 88/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 139 reviews)

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Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM Review Posted!


Because of an accident that destroyed my Sigma 24-70 HSM, the only carry lens I currently have for my 850 is a Minolta 50mm f1.7. I have been looking at the Zeiss 135mm and 85mm but after reading your review maybe I need to re think my options. I can...

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Very Useful Addition


I've been wanting to add this lens to my kit for quite some time, and finally made the jump. While an outstanding portrait lens, my primary use is for outdoor shots where the 135 f1.8 is too long, the 70-200G isn't quite fast enough, and the 55 is too...

Fast, flexable, sharp short tele lens

A bit heavy, but to be expected

Consumer review by:

No cons


This lens is super sharp starting at f2.8. Great for low-light photography. I appreciate the compact, light-weight design. The focus ring turns 180 degrees!!! This is very rare in the era of AF lenses where MF operation takes a back seat. However, this...

Light-weight, excellent optics, 180 degree focus range



Consumer review by:

Exceptional Lens


I purchased this lens a few months ago, needing a portrate lens, mid-range telephoto, to capture close up candid photos for my work. This lens has way exceeded my expectations, and the clarity of images is the very best... To be able to take close up...

Clarity of image, quick response


Consumer review by:

If You Only Have One Lens This Is It.


A brilliant lens for portraits, low light and midrange telephoto shooting. This beautiful piece of glass is perfect for intimate or low-light portraits, fashion shots and quick candid photographs.

Very Sharp, Great Bokeh


Consumer review by:

Magic Wand


I picked up this lens at the Sony store in Bangkok figuring it would be great to have for the rest of my trip and boy was I right. I'm still a relative beginner so I won't pretend to know what makes this lens great, but it is simply awesome. For me to...

Beautiful Images, sharp focus, details pop, bokeh

Costly, heavy

Consumer review by:

A must have for your full frame body


At this price it is a marvelous Portarit Lens for your full frame body, extremely light and unobstrusive, The pictures are simply marvelous with incredible sharpness. It also can be used as a macro lens. Focus is a little slow and the motor is not very...

Great Optics, great price, great Bokeh

Plastic Mount and body, slow and noisy motor

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I waited to long to buy this lens


This has quickly become my primary lens for use on the 900. The clarity of the images is more then I expected. Even in low light the brightness of the image makes is very easy to manual focus. The ability to control DOF makes the lens flexible for...

Fast focus, incredible detail, well balanced on my 700 and 900

would like to see another focus lock button for vertical use

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Amazing Lens. Period.


I've owned this lens for about a week. I moved to the Sony A900 from my Canon 5D Mark II because of the Zeiss line in particular - best build of all lenses made for modern DSLRs in my opinion. I've owned the Carl Zeiss 18mm ZE for Canon, and the nice...

Build, A++++ Sharpness, A++++ Colors

Slow(er) AF, Heavy on Sony A900

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I have been shooting with Sony dslr's since 2006. I already had three other lenses; standard zoom, fish eye and 300mm telephoto. I shoot primarily with a shallow depth of field sko when I shoot portraits I was using the 300mm. The problem is in studio...

Great depth of field; excellent in low light

Slighty heavy; costly

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Sony / Konica-Minolta
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras