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Sony 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* / SAL85F14Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Sony 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* / SAL85F14Z. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Views about the size and reliability are overall positive. The usability and design are also appreciated. Many are critical about the price.

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On average, users rate this product 97/100 and experts rate this product 90/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* / SAL85F14Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* / 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. People really like the size. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the reliability and price.

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price, 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

May, 2016

Expert review by: LensTip.com (lenstip.com)

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85 mm f/1.4

 

disastrous autofocus work, a little too big astigmatism, outrageous price

It is impossible not to grade this lens without considering its price. From a portrait prime that costs almost 5000 polish zloty we demand perfection in every aspect. As far as the noticeable astigmatism at the wide-open lens can be understood and the...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: PhotoReview (photoreview.com.au)

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...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZA ( Sony SAL-85F14Z ) - Full Format Review / Test Report

 

Are you listening Canon and Nikon? Welcome the new owner of the 85mm f/1.4 class - the Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZA. We were more than impressed by the results during our previous APS-C test and the lens remains great within the full format scope as...

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: Sky1 (sony.com)

Beautiful, but noisy

 

If you think of it as a person. She will be your daughter. She is very noisy, but anything she does is beautiful in your eyes. You want to protect her from elements. She does not look robust, like her brother the 50mm f1.4. The picture is sharp on your...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Bobbyfingers (sony.com)

AMAZING SHARPNESS!

 

This lens is amazing. Extremely sharp and no ghosting the bokeh makes images pop causing sort of a 3D effect. After buying this lens I can't seem to take it off my camera (sony a99) in fact,I plan to buy all the prime Carl Zeiss lenses available. I...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ManicManc (sony.com)

The ultimate portrait lens

 

I LOVE THIS LENS!!! No it isn't SSM, no it isn't weather sealed, and its motors are even a little noisy - But what a piece of glass, its well built and robust. Image quality is simply outstandingly sharp with creamy smooth out of focus bokeh, creating...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: SLUF1354 (sony.com)

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...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: SLUF1354 (sony.com)

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

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: jadeeast69 (sony.com)

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...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: jadeeast69 (sony.com)

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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Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Bayonet Compatibility:Sony / Konica-Minolta
Usage:Digital Cameras
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