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Sony 85mm f2.8 w/E-PL2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Art, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Sony 85mm f2.8 is by far the sharpest adapted lens I've ever tried with my E-PL2. Wide open at f2.8 it's sharper than Panny 20mm at 1.7. It's very lightweight (175g) and quite inexpensive and very contrasty too.

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  2. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 All-Pro

    Very sharp. Cool photo. Bokeh isn't the most wonderful, especially for an 85mm lens (which is smack dab in the classic portrait range), and I'd be wishing for a little less chromatic aberrations on it, but this lens could cut diamond. Very good focusing on your part as well. I just looked this lens up, as I'm not very familiar with Sony SLRs. Considering it costs nearly half of the 85mm I use as my yardstick, the Nikon f/1.8D, I'd say this is a clear winner!
  3. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Photozone.de rates this lens as extremely high resolution right from f2.8. Bokeh is better than Canon FD lenses ( those are too bubbly). I think this lens should be a no-brainer for Sony DSLR owners at less than $250. Most folks don't use 85mm f1.8 wide open anyway so save the bulk and money.
    After Oly releases 45mm f1.8, it would be nice to see 90mm f2 in the future.
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