asathor's reviews

  • Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM SAL85F28

    4 out of 10 points and recommended
    Nice lightweight with great potential if refined a bit.
    Lacks close focus - needs to be stoppped down

    The sample I have has a loose front element so it is going back. When you focus further and further away the focus follows OK - when you focus closer and closer it has a tendency to front focus. The color shift is red in front and green in back of the focus point.

    Otherwise the lens has a lot of potential - It performs very well at high apertures where the focus issue is moot.

    It is soft but pleasant wide open.

    As you know Sony is price-fixing their products -it will be a good value if they also fix the product.

    reviewed February 27th, 2011 (purchased for $250)