$354.97 As Advertised
OverviewTake portrait shots like a pro with this compact, lightweight lens. The internal lens motor (SAM) allows for smooth autofocus operation and a circular aperture provides smooth defocusing.
Compact, lightweight portability with 35mm full-frame coverage
The SAL85F28 is the first full-frame compatible lens in the "Easy Choice" lens series, adding fresh appeal to a lineup that entry-level users already find attractive for the compact, lightweight, reasonably priced models it includes. The 85mm focal length is a standard for portraiture, because of the natural perspective it provides. On a APS-C sensor camera the SAL85F28 functions as a 127.5mm telephoto lens. In fact, it features a Sonnar type optical design that is considered ideal for mid-range telephoto lenses. Weighing only 175 grams, it is significantly lighter than lenses of the same focal length from other manufacturers, meaning that step-up users can carry it along with their initial kit lenses without feeling burdened by extra weight.
Sharp from corner to corner, plus smooth defocusing thanks to a large maximum aperture and circular aperture design
Low chromatic aberration contributes to sharp images even at the widest aperture, as well as high contrast from the center of the image right out to the edges. With this type of high image quality in addition to attractive pricing, this lens offers resolution and performance that will satisfy users of intermediate-level 35mm full-frame bodies. What's more, the combination of large F2.8 aperture and circular aperture design delivers smooth, natural defocusing effects.
Uncompromised basic features and performance at a reasonable price
The SAL85F28 delivers basic features and performance that will more than satisfy intermediate to advanced users. At 0.6 meters the minimum focusing distance is the closest in its class, and maximum magnification is 0.2x. The fact that the front filter mount does not rotate when the lens focuses is a distinct advantage for polarizing filter use. A distance scale is also provided.
Lens Mount Type : Sony A-mount
Distance Scale : Yes
Distance Encoder : Yes
Minimum Focus Distance : 24" (0.6m)
Lens Groups-Elements : 4 groups, 5 elements
Filter Diameter : 55 mm
Lens Type : Standard & Medium Telephoto
Lens Weight : 6.1 oz (175g)
Internal Motor : No
Aperture (Max.) : f/2.8
Aperture (Min.) : f/22
Aperture : f/2.8
Maximum Magnification : x 0.2
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 127.5 mm
Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Angle of View : 29° (35mm), 19° (APS-C)
Limited Warranty Term : 2 Years, Parts & Labour
6.1 oz (175g)