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This comparison pits the autofocus Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM against the Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar. Rather than compare the autofocus Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar to the Sony, I opted for the Loxia, because in my experience it outperforms the Batis 85/1.8. I elaborate on this viewpoint further below.
Discussion included bokeh/blur and general rendering, as well as the practical demands of this kind of shooting and how the results matter, regardless of cause.
Includes images from wide open through f/5.6 for both lenses.
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