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    Batis 85 Sharpness?

    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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    I think you may have heard about the new Sony FE 85mm/1.8. It apparently is very good (equivalent to Batis) optically but much less expensive. The Batis is stabilized, the Sony is not.

    You can check out several YouTube comparisons.

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    The Batis FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens is very sharp for sure! I have not used it yet personally, but the ultra high res photos I have seen are awesome. It has a really nice rendering as well, although not quite as good as the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens. The inclusion of Optical Steady Shot on the Batis is a great feature as well. The New Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens can't possible be as good as the Batis based on my experience, but I bet it will be awesome for the given price point of $598.

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    Thanks very much for those comments. Much appreciated.
    Comments and suggestions welcome but please do not modify my photographs

    Sony a6000 with 1.8 24mm Sony-Zeiss lens, Canon 7D with 400 5.6 and 580 EX II flash with Better Beamer

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    Hola Pitter,

    you should have a look at this review by TCSTV, comparing the Batis 85 mm vs. the Sony FE 85 mm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGjykmqkKgo
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    And for reference, this live shooting from Jason Lanier comparing both 85mm/1.8.

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

    Hard to tell them apart.
    Last edited by leuius; Apr 5 2017 at 05:56 AM.

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    Thanks yes I saw both of those and am now somewhat disappointed I spent unnecessarily on the Batis. Larger and slightly heavier too.
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    Sony a6000 with 1.8 24mm Sony-Zeiss lens, Canon 7D with 400 5.6 and 580 EX II flash with Better Beamer

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    You do get the weather sealing, as well, with the Batis.

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