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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
Cheaper $298.00 vs $998.00
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The best price we've seen is $700 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

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

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

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

Sports lens

$1,698

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

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

Low light lens

$1,598 - $1,698

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Placeholder

Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Sony-e

Portrait lens

$209

Aperture Has a narrower aperture

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

$193

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Sony-alpha

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Sony-alpha

Low light lens

$255 - $263

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus
Weight Heavier
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
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$748

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Length Longer
Weight Heavier
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony-alpha

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony-alpha

Low light lens

$399

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide maximum Wider aperture
Weight Heavier

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Placeholder

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$720

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Auto focus Auto focus
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Sony-e

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Sony-e

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

$669

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

Sony 28mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

Aperture Narrower aperture
Magnification Slightly less magnification

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