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Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM

14 September 2016
Szymon Starczewski

9. Ghosting and flares

You can’t catch distinct flares or light artifacts at the maximum relative aperture. However, very noticeable loss of contrast is a bigger problem and it can spoil your entire shot (as proven below).

On stopping down the overall contrast improves but the intensiveness of the flares increases as well – they become pronounced and can change with the change of the position of the sun in the frame. Even if you move the sun far away from the frame a light, white artifact remains visible and it might be very problematic.

A big front element and a complex optical construction didn’t make the task easier for the Sony optics specialists. These are extenuating circumstances but still our assessment of the lens in this category cannot be positive.

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Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM - Ghosting and flares

Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM - Ghosting and flares

Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM - Ghosting and flares

Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM - Ghosting and flares

Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM - Ghosting and flares

Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM - Ghosting and flares

Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM - Ghosting and flares

Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM - Ghosting and flares

Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM - Ghosting and flares

Sony FE 85 mm f/1.4 GM - Ghosting and flares