The full-frame Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 E-mount lens is designed to be an affordable bright aperture prime lens, ideal for portraits, with ED (Extra-low Dispertion) glass to reduce chromatic aberration.
There are 9 circular aperture blades, and a double linear motor for fast and quiet focus. There's a customisable focus hold button, and focus switch on the side. The lens is made up of 9 elements in 8 group. Focus was quick, although the closest focus distance of 80cm means the lens isn't ideal for very close work.
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Photos of Equipment
The lens exterior is made out of aluminium, and there is also sealing on all buttons and rings to give dust and moisture resistance. These photos were taken with a Sony Alpha A7R Mark II.
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Other sample images
The lens is due to be available from mid March, with an approximate price of £600.