DxOMark has just reviewed the new Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens (Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama). This lens is a cheap affordable lens with price at $598.00. According to DxOMark, this lens is even one point over the Batis FE 85mm f/1.8 lens (Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama). And according to previous video test, this lens is as good as Batis FE 85mm f/1.8 lens.
See the DxOMark detail below:
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens Vs. FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens Vs. FE Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens:
Conclusions from DxOMark:
Large high-speed primes such as the 85mm F1.4 G Master are nice to have, but they are pricey, large, and sometimes intimidating. When it comes to moderate-speed lenses, it sometimes seems that manufacturers put price before outright optical performance. That’s not the case here. While not exactly cheap, the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 costs less than its premium G Master sibling or even the rival Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8, yet it has a real nice balance of performance, with excellent sharpness and low lateral color and distortion. Apart from a little vignetting, with its unobtrusive size and low weight, this new lens looks to be an excellent alternative for all the right reasons.