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differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM

Has a silent focus motor Sony SAM vs None
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Focuses quickly and silently
Better telephoto 85 mm vs 24 mm
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More than 3.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
Cheaper $273.00 vs $898.00
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The best price we've seen is $625 cheaper (3.3x less)
Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM Learn more about
the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM

Reasons to consider the Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar captures much more light, 1.3 f-stops
Better wide angle 24 mm vs 85 mm
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3.5x better wide angle
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Learn more about
the Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony 50mm f/1.4

Sony 50mm f/1.4

Low light lens

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Low light lens

$1,698

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 *

Sports lens

$1,798

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony 50mm f/1.8

Sony 50mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$300

Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT

Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT

Low light lens

$174

Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM

Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM

Low light lens

$398

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$665

Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Length Longer
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Sony-alpha

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Sony-alpha

Low light lens

$249

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Sony-alpha

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Sony-alpha

Macro lens

$469

Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Length Longer

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1

Low light lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Heavier
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Sony-alpha

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Sony-alpha

Wide angle lens

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Narrower aperture
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Samsung-nx

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Samsung-nx

Low light lens

$615

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly heavier
Sony 28mm f/2.8

Sony 28mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

Aperture Narrower aperture
Magnification Less magnification

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