Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens DxOMark Review: Otus-grade Performance

DxOMark published their Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens review and test results saying that the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens has outstanding performance and Otus-level image quality. Tested on full-frame 42MP Sony a7RII, the new Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens achieved an excellent overall score of 49 (2nd place in the DxOMark lens database), with a combination of 36 P-Mpix Sharpness, 1.5 TStop Transmission, 0.1% Distortion, -1.9 EV Vignetting and 3μm Chr.aberration.

Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM vs Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 Sony FE: Outstanding performance

Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM vs Otus 85mm F14 ZF.2 vs Nikon 85mm f/1.4G: Otus-level image quality

Conclusion from DxOMark:

After the somewhat mixed results for the Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM on the A7R, the second lens in the company’s new GM series, the FE 85mm f1.4 GM, has achieved a much more convincing performance, albeit on the latest-generation Sony A7R II with its new 42-Mpix sensor. Indeed, on the newer Sony body, the 85mm f1.4 is rated at a level similar to the Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 (on a 36-Mpix Nikon D810), which lens is considered the benchmark in today’s optics for full-frame cameras. The Batis remains an option, given its competitive price and performance, but that takes nothing away from the outstanding performance of the Sony FE 85mm f1.4 GM.

Designed as the ultimate portrait lens, the new FE 85mm F1.4 GM prime lens strikes a perfect balance between resolution and bokeh in a compact package. Characterized by its flattering perspective and fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens is adept at isolation focus for shallow depth of field effects, as well as performing in low-light conditions. And, DxOMark tested the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens saying that the 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens is the best-performing zoom in the maker’s range. The best 24-70mm lens by far! Order now if you are interested:

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens: $1,798 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens: $2,198 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: $2,598 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

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