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differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM

Better telephoto 85 mm vs 24 mm
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More than 3.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
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

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs Sony SAM
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Focuses quickly and silently
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

$63

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

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

Sports lens

$1,698

Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Length Is longer
Sony 50mm f/1.8

Sony 50mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$298

Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT

Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT

Low light lens

$174

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM

Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM

Low light lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Sony-alpha

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

Macro lens

$499

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Length Longer
Weight Slightly heavier
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Sony-alpha

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Sony-alpha

Low light lens

$249 - $263

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus
Weight Heavier
Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Travel lens

Zoom range Much more zoom
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Narrower aperture

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Placeholder

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$720

Auto focus Auto focus
Sony 35mm f/1.4G

Sony 35mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,398

Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Slightly heavier
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R

Low light lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Magnification Slightly less magnification
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
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

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

Low light lens

$1,598

Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Lowest price More expensive

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