65points

Sony FE 50mm F1.8

75points

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
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24 facts in comparison

Sony FE 50mm F1.8 vs Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
65
points
Sony FE 50mm F1.8
75
points
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Why is Sony FE 50mm F1.8 better than Sony FE 85mm f/1.8?

  • 35mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    50mmvs85mm
  • 0.35m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.45mvs0.8m
  • 185g lighter
    186gvs371g
  • 3° wider maximum angle of view
    ?

    32°vs29°
  • 0.01x Better magnification factor
    ?

    0.14xvs0.13x
  • Is a normal lens
    ?

Why is Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 better than Sony FE 50mm F1.8?

  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • 35mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    85mmvs50mm
  • Has full-time manual focus
    ?
  • 2 more aperture blades
    ?

    9vs7
  • Is a telephoto lens
    ?
  • 3° narrower minimum angle of view
    ?

    29°vs32°

Price comparison

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

ProductStorePrice
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 AmazonSony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens (SEL85F18/2)
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$598.00
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 AmazonSony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Amazon logo
$1,798.00
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 AmazonSony - FE 50mm F1.8 Standard Lens (SEL50...Sony - FE 50mm F1.8 Standard Lens (SEL50F18F), Black
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$226.00
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 AmazonVILTROX 85mm F1.8 Auto Focus Full Frame ...VILTROX 85mm F1.8 Auto Focus Full Frame Lens for Sony E Mount, STM Large Aperture Medium Telephoto Portrait Prime Fixed Focus Lens for Sony A9 A7R3 A7III A7RIII A7M3 A7S2 A6500 A6300
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$399.00
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 AmazonMeike MK 85mm F1.8 Large Aperture Full F...Meike MK 85mm F1.8 Large Aperture Full Frame Manual Focus Lens Standard Medium Portrait Lens Support Electronic Automatic Aperture & EXIF Information Transmission for Sony E-Mount Cameras
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$169.99
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 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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$1,398.00
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 AmazonZeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E M...Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount
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$1,079.00
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 AmazonRokinon 85M-E 85mm F1.4 Fixed Lens for S...Rokinon 85M-E 85mm F1.4 Fixed Lens for Sony, E-Mount and for Other Cameras,Black
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$279.00
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 AmazonViltrox 85mm F1.8 Auto Focus Lens for So...Viltrox 85mm F1.8 Auto Focus Lens for Sony,Full Frame,Medium Telephoto Portrait Prime Lens for Sony E Mount A9 A7R3 A7R2 A7M3 A7M2 A7S2 A6500 A6300 A6000
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$399.00
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 AmazonSony - FE 50mm F1.8 Standard Lens (SEL50...Sony - FE 50mm F1.8 Standard Lens (SEL50F18F/2)
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$248.00

General info

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
2.minimum focal length
?

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

50mm

85mm

3.maximum focal length
?

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.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

50mm

85mm

4.weight
?

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

186g

371g

5.Includes lens hood
?

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
6.has or is a prime lens
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A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

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. Show more

For example

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
2.optical zoom
?

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

1x

1x

3.maximum angle of view
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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).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

32°

29°

4.magnification
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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.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.14x

0.13x

5.minimum angle of view
?

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).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

32°

29°

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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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. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/1.80

f/1.80

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length
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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.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

1.8f

1.8f

3.Has rounded aperture blades
?

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.

Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
4.aperture blades
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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.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

7

9

5.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
?

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.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

22f

22f

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
?

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.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

22f

22f

Focus

1.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
2.minimum focus distance
?

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.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.45m

0.8m

3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
?

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.

Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
4.Has full-time manual focus
?

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.

Sony FE 50mm F1.8
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

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