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Sony SAL85F14Z

Sony SAL85F14Z
alaAverage 4.3

144 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The design and value for money also get good views.

value for money, design, usability

On average, users rate this product 84/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony SAL85F14Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony SAL85F14Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

design, usability

value for money, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony SAL-85F14Z 85mm f1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T Coated Telephoto Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera

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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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Sony SAL85F14Z Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA Lens

 

A fast, high-performance prime lens that is ideal for portraits and candid photography.The name alone should be an assurance to knowledgeable photographers that the Sony CZ Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA is no ordinary lens and the 'Planar' tag reflects its...

A fast, high-performance prime lens that is ideal for portraits and candid photography.The name alone should be an assurance to knowledgeable photographers that the Sony CZ Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA is no ordinary lens and the 'Planar' tag reflects its...

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Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM

 

Sony currently has two 85mm primes in its A-mount lens range – the 85mm f/1.4 ZA Plannar T lens costing around £1215, and the much more affordable 85mm f/2.8 SAM lens at £204.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

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
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