Richard Sibley tests the new Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens

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Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

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Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Review

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£1,499.00

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Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM – Our verdict

Costing around £1500 the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM is one of the most expensive 85mm lenses on the market, but it’s also one of the best. On the evidence of using it on the 42-million-pixel A7R II, I see no reason why it won’t meet the demands of even higher resolution sensors that may come on the market in the next few years, and from that point of view, it may make a reasonable investment.

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The Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM accepts filters and adapters with a 77mm filter thread

If you own an A7R II and portrait photography is your key subject matter, it is naturally a fine pairing. For everyone else, it is a premium lens at a premium price. But it provides a peek into what we may see trickle down in terms of image quality over the next few years. Hopefully Sony will produce a rather more affordable f/1.8 version with much more mass-market appeal.

  1. 1. Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM - Features
  2. 2. Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM - Build and handling
  3. 3. Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM - Image quality
  4. 4. Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM - Our verdict
  5. 5. Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM - Full specification
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