This year at WPPI in Las Vegas, Sony announced the latest fast prime to the Sony lens lineup, the FE 85mm f/1.8. It's a classic portrait focal length, it has a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture and it's going to be available for around $600. The world got a first look at the lens at WPPI and this week, the press got a chance to actually use it.
Here are some of the first impressions from the press as they share their thoughts on the performance of this newest addition to the full-frame E Mount lineup.
“Sony’s 85mm is whats really impressing me...I seriously am thinking when I get the right amount of funding that the Sony 85mm f1.8 FE is exactly what I need.” - Chris Gampat, The Phoblographer
“It may not be a G Master lens but the new FE 85mm F1.8 is certainly capable of recording an impressive level of sharp detail." - Angela Nicholson, Camera Jabber
“The 85mm focal length is right in the sweet spot for portraiture, and shooting at the wide aperture blurs backgrounds with aplomb.
“Images look quite crisp, autofocus is speedy, and the lens maintains the same dust- and moisture-resistant design as other FE lenses.” - Jim Fisher, PCMag