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Light, compact, mid-range telephoto

85 mm F2.8 SAM Portrait Lens (SAL85F28)

Along with its versatile 85 mm focal length, this lens has a large F2.8 max. aperture enabling beautifully defocused backgrounds — so you can make your subject pop.

Full Frame

This 35 mm Full Frame lens works with Sony α cameras.

Circular aperture for smooth bokeh

Smooth defocusing

Instead of a standard polygon-shaped lens aperture, this lens features a 7-blade circular aperture for more natural, rounded defocusing, or bokeh.

Refined optical performance

Precision optical design minimizes distortion and aberration, and ensures high contrast from the image center all the way to the periphery.

Smooth, silent autofocus

Built into the lens, the Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) is significantly smoother and quieter than conventional camera-coupled autofocus drive systems.

Smooth, quiet autofocus

Say goodbye to blur

Pair the lens with a camera by Sony featuring built-in SteadyShot™ image stabilization and you’ll enjoy smooth, blur-free results when shooting handheld.

  • Compact, lightweight prime lens

  • Excellent corner to corner sharpness at any aperture

  • Circular aperture for smooth, natural defocusing

  • Responsive internal SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor)

  • 127.5 mm (35 mm equivalent) focal length with APS-C sensor

Minimum Focus Distance
Maximum Magnification ratio
Filter Diameter
55 mm
6.2 oz (175 g)

What's in the Box

Lens hood (ALC-SH111: round shape, bayonet type), Lens front cap, Lens rear cap

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