Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens

Designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens

Designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras

SKU: SEL85F18.SYX

Cat no: 26759

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Double Linear AF Motor
  • Customizable Focus Hold Button
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm
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£445.00 (ex vat) £534.00 (incl vat)

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens

Designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras

An ideal portrait-length prime, the FE 85mm f/1.8 from Sony is a sleek short-telephoto lens designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits this lens's use in low-light conditions and also affords extensive control over depth of field when working with selective focus techniques. The nine elements, eight groups lens construction includes one extra-low dispersion element to minimize chromatic aberrations and colour fringing for greater clarity and colour accuracy. Benefitting the optical design is a simple, intuitive physical layout that incorporates a customizable focus hold button for easy control over the precise focus position. The double linear AF motor itself affords quick, quiet, and smooth focusing performance, and this motor also offers snappy manual focus performance for fine-tuned control.

Portrait-perfect sharpness and bokeh
There’s nothing like the sharpness and smooth bokeh of a well-designed mid-range telephoto prime lens for portraiture, and the SEL85F18 is a standout choice. It features a compact, lightweight design for mobility, with high-performance optics and a large F1.8 maximum aperture that deliver outstanding image quality. An excellent second lens for both full-frame and APS-C camera users.

High corner-to-corner resolution
This compact, easy-to-handle lens offers fine prime lens performance with high corner-to-corner resolution. A precision optical design includes one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element to effectively minimise chromatic aberration, while spherical aberration is tightly controlled for high overall sharpness with smooth bokeh when required.

Fine prime-lens performance
ED glass for chromatic aberration compensation, a 9-blade circular aperture, and carefully controlled spherical aberration contribute to superb sharpness and smooth bokeh.

Mobile and manageable for active shooting
A compact, lightweight design that is ideally matched to the α7 series offers a great blend of portability and high image quality for portraits, events, and more. Even though the SEL85F18 features and advanced optical design add up to impressive overall performance, its 371-gram (13.1 oz.) weight makes it a great choice for active, on-the-go shooting.

Quiet, precise focus drive
A double linear motor actuator system directly drives the lens’s focus mechanism without noisy intervening gears, for precision positioning and quiet operation that are great for movies as well as stills.

Quality build, versatile features
A customisable focus hold button can be assigned to other functions such as Eye AF, for example, while a wide, responsive focus ring offers improved manual focus comfort and precision. A dust and moisture resistant design plus other refinements add up to outstanding quality and photographic versatility.

Reliable in challenging conditions
A sealed dust and moisture resistant design provides extra protection and ensures reliable operation in challenging environments. Shoot with confidence in light rain or windy conditions.

Product Specification

Tech Specs
Mount Sony E-mount
Format 35mm full frame
Focal-Length (mm) 85
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) 127.5
Lens Groups / Elements 8-9
Angle of View (35mm) 29°
Angle of View (APS-C) 19°
Maximum aperture (F) 1.8
Minimum Aperture (F) 22
Aperture Blades 9
Circular Aperture Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 0.8m (2.63 ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x) 0.13
Filter Diameter (mm) 67
Image stabilization (SteadyShot) - (body-integrated)
Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4) -
Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0) -
Hood Type Round shape, bayonet type
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 78 x 82 mm (3 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Weight 371g (13.1 oz.)
  • 1 x Hood (ALC-SH150)
  • 1 x Lens front cap (ALC-F67S)
  • 1 x Lens rear cap (ALC-R1EM)

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Sony warrants that the Equipment shall be free from defects in materials or workmanship during the Warranty Period (defined below).

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Where Sony chooses to repair the Equipment Sony requires the purchaser to return the same to Sony at the purchaser’s expense.

Warranty period
The warranty period is one (1) year from the date of purchase by the original end-user customer, unless:

  • An exceptional warranty period applying to the Equipment or a component part thereof is published on the Sony website;
  • The Equipment has been repaired or replaced under warranty, in which case the warranty applies until the end of the original warranty period, or six (6) months from the date of such repair or replacement, whichever is longer;
  • The equipment is software, in which case Sony will warrant the media on which any software is delivered for ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase by an end-user customer*; or
  • The Equipment is B-Graded product in which case the warranty period is ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase by an end-user customer.
  • *All software is provided ‘as is’ unless expressly stated in the accompanying documentation. Customers are advised to make back-up copies of all software and/or data sent to or accompanying products sent to Sony. Sony is not responsible for any damage to or loss of any programs, data or other information stored on any media or any part of the Equipment which may be returned for service under this warranty.

Warranty claims and validation
The purchaser presenting to Sony (either via the properly authorised Sony dealer from whom the product was purchased or by contacting Sony directly at the address stated below) the original sales invoice (indicating the date of purchase by the original end-user customer, serial number and the original dealer’s name) together with the defective Equipment within the Warranty Period; and Inspection by Sony (or its authorised service agent) disclosing to the satisfaction of Sony that:

  • The defect in the Equipment has arisen from defects in workmanship or materials during the Warranty Period
  • None of the exclusions apply

Exclusions
The following are excluded from warranty:

  • Damage caused by:
  • Acts of God or any reason beyond Sony’s reasonable control
  • Misuse, including (but not limited to) failure to use the equipment for its normal purpose in accordance with Sony’s instructions on its proper use and maintenance
  • Improper operation or maintenance of the equipment
  • Connection to improper power supply
  • Attempted repair by anyone other than a properly Sony authorised service agent
  • Use of the equipment in conjunction with third party accessories, products or ancillary peripheral equipment
  • Equipment where the manufacturer’s serial number has been altered, deleted, removed, or made illegible
  • Equipment which has been adjusted or adapted without Sony’s prior written consent, including (but not limited to): upgrading the equipment beyond specifications or features described in the instruction manual, or modifications to the equipment to conform it to national or local technical or safety standards in countries other than those for which the equipment was specifically designed and manufactured
  • Consumable parts
  • Normal wear and tear of parts, as defined by Sony for example in service manuals, unless there is evidence of a manufacturing defect
  • Damage or loss to any software programs, data, or removable storage media Costs associated with de-installation, re-installation or integration into a system
  • Any additional exclusions which may apply to specific products or product types the details of which is published on the Sony website
  • Additional Exclusions: Lamp warranty Terms & Conditions 

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Questions & Answers

1 Question

When will it be available ?, and ready to ship out to Cyprus? Many Thanks . 1 Answer

Posted on: Thursday, 23 March 2017
Posted by: Davey Woodford

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Posted on: Thursday, 23 March 2017

Posted by: Dan Stearn

Hi Davey,

We have spoken to our Sony representative and there is currently no shipping date on this at the moment.

However, you are able to Pre-Order this with a small, fully refundable deposit and you will recieve this at the earliest possible date once we recieve stock.

Thanks
ProAV Team

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