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Offline Douglas

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Batis 85 Sharpness?
« on: April 03, 2017, 02:29:23 PM »
I thought the sharpness of the Batis 85 was considered to be excellent but I saw a comment somewhere (I'm sorry I can't remember where now) about a new Sony lens being "sharper than the Batis 85". Is the Batis not quite as sharp as some others of it's ilk? I've been planning to get one.
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Re: Batis 85 Sharpness?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 10:21:29 PM »
Could it be the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM? Here is a comparison of both.

It appears that the Batis is a very good and sharp lens, but so also is the Sony. With all other factors taken into account, the Sony may have the edge. The Sony is more expensive, almost double the weight but is f1.4 vs f1.8. So in the end it is really up to the individual user.
Sony A7, A850, A77, A700 || Sony>> 70-300G, 28-75 f2.8 SAM, 16-80CZ, 50 f1.4, FE 28-70 OSS, FE 24-70CZ f4 OSS, LA-EA4 || Minolta>> 300 f4 G HS, 200 f2.8 G HS, 100 f2.8 (D) Macro, 50 f1.7, 28 f2.8, 28-135 f4-4.5, 70-210 f4, 500 f8 Reflex, TC x 1.4 HS, TC x 2 HS. || Sigma 21-35 f3.5-4.2. || Tamron SP 24-135.

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Re: Batis 85 Sharpness?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 01:30:33 PM »
Thank you. Yes weight is an issue. I am very pleased with the light weight and compactness of the a6000 and don't really want an enormous and heavy lens to go with it.
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Re: Batis 85 Sharpness?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 01:13:12 PM »
There is also the new Sony FE 85mm ƒ1.8 lens which compares very favourably to the batis. Some reviews have them almost identical in look (in terms of images and bokeh) although it has a significant cost saving.
There are many comparison reviews between the 2. The 85mm ƒ1.4 GM is in a different league altogether.

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Re: Batis 85 Sharpness?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 02:19:44 PM »
Douglas, Chris is spot on with his comments about the FE 85mm 1.8; there are LOTS of favorable reviews on YouTube comparing it to both the Batis AND the G Master.

Here are a couple:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGjykmqkKgo

^^^A very comprehensive review from the guys at TCSTV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPNEsZMfz2o

^^^Real world, practical review of the FE 85mm 1.8
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Re: Batis 85 Sharpness?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 02:21:21 PM »
This is another review of both the FE 85mm f/1.8 AND the FE 100mm STF G Master:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyqV2cQCAFI

Enjoy!
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Re: Batis 85 Sharpness?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 05:49:13 PM »
One more...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-vQRtGRN2g

That should help you decide Douglas.

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