Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM Mid-range Telephoto Lens

Model #SAL85F28

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Filter thread Front: 55 mm
Weight 6.1 oz (173 g)
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 2.05 x 2.76" (5.21 x 7.01 cm)


Diaphragm blades 7
Focal length 85 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 127.5 mm
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:5
Groups/elements 4/5
Camera mount type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Angle of view 29°
APS-C Picture Angle: 19°
Minimum focus distance 1.97' (60 cm)
Format compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Magnification 0.2x
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22


Autofocus Yes
Image stabilization No
Tripod collar No
Expert Reviews
Photozone de.34752480
14 March 2011

The Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM ( SAL-85F28 ) is an impressive lens when used on APS-C DSLRs - at least with respect to its optical capabilities. The lens is extremely sharp across the frame from f/2.8 to f/8. Diffraction is a limiting factor beyond.

User Reviews
9 March 2016

Got this lens after researching it and I must say Sony engineers definitely nailed the intent here, make a prime lens with good optics at a bargain price. I immediately put it to test and compared it to some good primes I own at same setting.

  • +

    Sharp, pleasant bokeh, color rendition is excellent, really no cons against this so long as you know you are not paying for an expensive G lens and getting a non G quality, this lens is exactly what it is, a very good bargain for a prime lens, period.

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3 January 2017

bought this for my wife, its a great lens, very little CA in high contrast points, super sharp, great Bokeh, Just a beautiful little lens

B h photo.32817553
10 December 2012

(Don't try this at home!) While changing lenses I rested the SAL85F28 on its side and watched in stunned horror as it rolled off an edge and dropped 18 inches onto a rough concrete floor.

24 July 2013

for anyone looking to add a nice portrait lens to their collection, this is the lens you want...look at the graphs, look at the online reviews, then look with your own eyes...shooting into the light cropped in at will get a little magenta CA that's easily taken care of in post..

  • +

    sharp, lightweight,

  • -

    slight CA, AF tends to hunt

28 April 2017

I am just getting to grips with this lens but already I love it. It's soft and the dof is great! Can't wait to use it more for portraits

B h photo.32817553
4 April 2016

I'm in love with this lens. Produces very nice images.

3 March 2016

Item came as ordered and is a superb lens, works great. Thanks.

28 January 2016

Exactly as advertised.

22 November 2015

nice closeup lens...

16 May 2015

Small size, quick AF and excellent optic.

Product Highlights
  • APS-C Focal Length: 127.5mm
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • For DT Alpha & Minolta DSLRs
  • Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.0'
  • 7x Circular Aperture Blades
  • Filter Diameter: 55mm
  • Focus Mode Switch
In The Box
  • Sony 85mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Standard Prime Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood for Sony 85mm and 35mm Lenses for Alpha Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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