Sony SAL-85F14Z Telephoto 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* Autofocus Lens

Model #SAL85F14Z

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Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 2.95 x 3.19" (7.49 x 8.10 cm)
Filter thread Front: 72 mm
Weight 1.43 lb (650 g)


Minimum focus distance 2.79' (85 cm)
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera mount type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Diaphragm blades 9
Angle of view 29°
APS-C Picture Angle: 20°
Magnification 0.13x
Focal length 84 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 127.5 mm
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:7.69
Groups/elements 7/8
Format compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)


Image stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod collar No
Expert Reviews
The digital picture.32823291
22 June 2007

Is the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in's review!

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
7 January 2015

S teller glass, but the focusing motor sounds like a Soviet era washing machine! Good grief! I am afraid to use it during a wedding service. Slow to focus.

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    Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction

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    Slow Focus

10 February 2015

The Good: It's a Zeiss lens with autofocus for Sony. Us Alpha shooters take this for granted, but having autofocus with Zeiss optics is a rare treat. The lens has a very nice look, feel, and weight to it. It feels more like a Carl Zeiss product and less like a Sony.

17 December 2012

I've been wanting to add this lens to my kit for quite some time, and finally made the jump. While an outstanding portrait lens, my primary use is for outdoor shots where the 135 f1.8 is too long, the 70-200G isn't quite fast enough, and the 55 is too short.

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    Fast, flexable, sharp short tele lens.

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    A bit heavy, but to be expected.

11 May 2012

This lens has great color and beautiful Bokeh. It is a great lens for portraits. However I would say it needs an SSM motor. This lens is currently focused by the camera body, and that is both slow and noisy even on A900 bodies. It can't be used for any video because of the focus noise.

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    Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction

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    Heavy, Pricy, Slow Focus

Product Highlights
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
  • For Sony Alpha & Minolta DSLRs
  • Carl Zeiss T* (T-Star) Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.8'
  • 9x Circular Aperture Blades
  • Focus Mode Switch
  • Focus Hold Button
  • 0.13x Magnification
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In The Box
  • Sony 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* Prime Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Carrying Case
  • ALC-SH0002 Lens Hood for 85mm f/1.4 Lens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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