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Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Examples: Portraits With Commentary

Get Sony G Master Lens at B&H Photo.

The Sony 85/1.4 GM looks to be the best 85mm autofocus portrait lens on the market. So go get one.

That’s for starters. Along with the Eye AF and IBIS features of the Sony A7R II, my hit rate in shooting 300+ images (teenagers before a prom) has never been higher. This combination of image quality and hit rate is unbeatable by CaNikon. Game over.

For professional use, hit rate is a BFD, because not everything is f/8 with studio strobes and a skilled model; the Real World does not give “do overs” when the camera grabbs eyelashes instead of iris of the eye, or gives motion blur from camera movement (including DSLR mirror slap). I comment at more length in my coverage.

Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Examples: Natural Light Outdoor Portraits

At sizes up to 28 megapixels. Some images have color and grayscale toggles.

f1.4 @ 1/320 sec, ISO 100; 2016-04-29 18:16:29
Sony A7R II + Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

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