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Sony AF 85 mm  f/ 2.8 SAM Lens

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Sony AF 85 mm  f/ 2.8 SAM lens

Sony AF 85 mm  f/ 2.8 SAM lens


Sony AF 85 mm  f/ 2.8 SAM MTF Chart

Optical design

Sony AF 85 mm  f/ 2.8 SAM optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A, Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 2010

Optical design: 5 elements in 4 groups

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Average price: $287


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The Sony AF 85 mm  f/ 2.8 SAM

The characteristics of   theSony AF 85 mm  f/ 2.8 SAM (SAL85F28)

  • High-quality lightweight and compact full-frame lens, suitable for portrait photography.
  • Its focal length  of 127.5 mm (35 mm equivalent) on APS-C sensor is ideal for mid- and telephoto range everyday shooting.
  • Smooth Auto-focus Motor (SAM) ensures smooth autofocusing.
  • It delivers bright and sharp across the frame even when wide open.
  • Circular aperture to achieve out of focus background areas.
  • It is equipped with a focus modes switch.
  • Lens hood included.
  • Angle of view: 29° for full frame, 19° for APS-C.
  • Barrel extension on focusing:  yes
  • Focus ring rotation in AF mode: yes
  • Filter rotation: no
  • Max. magnification0.13x
  • Delivery kit:front and rear lens caps, a carrying bag and a user's manual.
  • Fit and finish: Very good.

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Posted by: shubshik   Date of publication: 02.10.2010

Mechanical quality3.003
Optical quality4.003
Pricing / Value4.003
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