Extremely versatile, lightweight and compact
Last week Sony introduced a new compact, lightweight FE 85mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime lens (model SEL85F18). It is a welcome addition to the bag of any hobbyist or enthusiast photographer looking to create amazing portraits.
The new SEL85F18 mid-telephoto prime lens offers an extremely versatile, lightweight and compact telephoto prime lens solution for a variety of Sony camera owners ranging from working professionals to emerging enthusiasts that have stepped up to an APS-C or full-frame camera for the first time. With its wide F1.8 aperture, it can produce impressive, exceptionally sharp portraits with soft background defocus that take advantage of its 85mm focal length and wide F1.8 maximum aperture.
The new prime lens features a 9-bladed circular aperture mechanism that ensures smooth, natural looking bokeh, and a double linear motor system to allow for fast, precise and quiet focusing. It also has a focus hold button that can be customised and assigned together with functions in the camera body like the popular Eye-AF feature. There is a smooth, responsive focus ring and AF/MF switch and the lens is also dust and moisture resistant.
The SEL85F18 lens will be available from March 2017. Further information can be found on the Sony Camera Channel: www.youtube.com/c/ImagingbySony and the Sony Photo Gallery: www.sony.net/Product/di_photo_gallery.