King of the Bokeh – Sony’s FE 85 F1.4 G Master

I was really looking forward to getting my hands on 85 mm G Master. I was hoping that it’s bright 1.4 aperture and 11-blade circular aperture would make this the king of the ‘Bokeh’. Now that I have had a week shooting with the G Master 85 I have to report that this lens certainly lives up to the hype its spec sheet has generated. It is a no-compromsoe professional piece of glass that captures amazingly sharp images with, not great, but fantastic Bokeh. Even when stopped down the Bokeh does not disappoint. The F1.4 aperture is two full stops brighter than the FE90MF28G lens and this aperture not only lends itself to portraiture but also to street/editorial shooting where you can really separate the subject from the background to make your images ‘pop’.

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The FE 85mm f/1.4 GM from Sony is a fast, short-telephoto lens designed for E-mount mirrorless digital cameras. 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. Pairing a bright f/1.4 aperture with a short-telephoto focal length, this 85mm lens is ideally suited for portraiture and other situations where focus control is paramount.

Complementing the optical assets, this lens is also notable for its inclusion of an 11-blade circular diaphragm to produce smooth, soft-edged bokeh with selective focus imagery.



Product Information and Specifications: Sony Australia