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Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

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Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* review: specs and price

Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*

Why is Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* better than the average?

  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/1.4 vsf/3.0
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
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    1.4fvs3.7f
  • Maximum focal length
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    85mmvs63.82mm
  • Aperture blades
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    9vs7.6
  • Sharpness result
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    16P-MPixvs10.5P-MPix
  • Minimum angle of view
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    19°vs38.39°
  • DxOMark score
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    33vs19.5
  • Transmission
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    1.6TStopvs3.77TStop

Price comparison

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$625

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Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* amazonSigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E ...Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E Lens
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$1,049
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Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* banggood_wwSmallRig 904 Multi-function Mounting Pla...SmallRig 904 Multi-function Mounting Plate Cheese Plate with 1/4 3/8 inch Connections for Sony F970 F550
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€35
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* walmartSigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens...Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E
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$355
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$437
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* walmartFujifilm XF18-55mmF2.8-4.0 Lens Black
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$460
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General info

1.Has a metal mount
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
5.has or is a prime lens
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
6.Is a telephoto lens
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.
7.Front element doesn't rotate
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
8.Lens hood is reversible
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.
9.Is a macro lens
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
A macro lens is used to take very close-up photos, allowing you to capture flowers, insects etc. in great detail. A macro lens is any lens with 1:1 magnification.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Benchmarks

The sharpness result from the DxOMark set of metrics. This result is based on the MTF (modulation transfer function) measurement, and gives an overall indication of the sharpness of images produced by the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
DxOMark is a set of tests to measure the performance and quality of lenses and cameras. The DxOMark score is the overall score given to the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
The transmission result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Transmission refers to the amount of light that reaches the sensor through all of the glass elements of a lens, with a lower TStop signifying more light. This is important as less light reaching the sensor can lead to the requirement of higher ISOs or slower shutter speeds. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
The distortion result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Distortion in the lens refers to the variation of magnification throughout the image. More distortion will result in straight lines being recorded incorrectly in the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
The vignetting result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Vignetting refers to when the brightness of an image changes from the center towards the edges, resulting in darkened corners. A result of 0 is perfect and the image will have no vignetting. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.
The lateral chromatic aberration result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Chromatic aberration is a type of distortion which results in color fringing along edges within the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

1 650.00 €

Updated on Mon Apr 18 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

Buy used:

$625

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Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* amazonSONY 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame...SONY 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame Lens - Fixed (Renewed)
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$609
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* amazonSony SEL50F14Z Planar T FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA...Sony SEL50F14Z Planar T FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens
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$1,498
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* amazonSony E-mount FE 24mm F1.4 GM Full Frame ...Sony E-mount FE 24mm F1.4 GM Full Frame Wide-angle Prime Lens (SEL24F14GM), Black
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$1,398
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* amazonSigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E ...Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E Lens
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$1,049
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* amazonSony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Full-Frame Large-Ap...Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Full-Frame Large-Aperture Wide Angle Prime G Master Lens
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$1,598
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* banggood_wwSmallRig 904 Multi-function Mounting Pla...SmallRig 904 Multi-function Mounting Plate Cheese Plate with 1/4 3/8 inch Connections for Sony F970 F550
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€16
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* banggood_wwUURig R013 L Quick Release Plate Vlog Ex...UURig R013 L Quick Release Plate Vlog Extension Mount Bracket With Cold Shoe 1/4 Screw for Sony A73 A7R3 A7M3 Camera
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€19
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* banggood_wwUURig C-A6400 Vlog Housing Cage Frame Ri...UURig C-A6400 Vlog Housing Cage Frame Rig Stabilizer for Sony A6400 A6300 DSLR Camera With 1/4 3/8 Cold Shoe Mount
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€35
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* walmartSigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens...Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E
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$355
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* walmartSamyang AF 75mm F1.8 Compact Auto Focus ...Samyang AF 75mm F1.8 Compact Auto Focus Telephoto Lens for Sony FE Mount - one color one size
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$437
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* walmartFujifilm XF18-55mmF2.8-4.0 Lens Black
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$460

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