Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens Compared to the Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 85mm F1.8 LensTamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens
  Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens
Year Introduced20172016
Mounts OnFull-Frame, APS-CFull-Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups9/813/9
Angle of View: Diagonal29°28° 33'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/1.8-22 f/1.8-16
Number of Aperture Blades 9 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 13.1 oz  (371g) 24.7 oz  (700g)
Actual Weight 13.1 oz  (370g) 24.4 oz  (690g)
Lens Hood Weight 0.9 oz  (25g) 1.8 oz  (50g)
In-Use Weight 13.9 oz  (395g) 26.1 oz  (740g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.07 x 3.23”  (78 x 82mm) 3.34 x 3.59”  (84.8 x 91.3mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.07 x 3.44”  (78 x 87.5mm) 3.36 x 3.9”  (85.3 x 99.1mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 3.44”  (87.5mm) 3.9”  (99.1mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.4 x 1.62”  (86.3 x 41.1mm) 3.7 x 2.1”  (94 x 53.4mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 4.9 - 4.9”  (124.4 - 124.4mm) 5.75 - 5.75”  (146 - 146mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.98”  (25mm) 1.18”  (30mm)
Filter Size 67mm  UV ► CP ► 67mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type DLAF USD
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 149° 112°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N N
Distance Scale? / Type N Y / Window
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 31.5”  (800mm) 31.5”  (800mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 27.83”  (707mm) 29.37”  (746mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.13x 0.14x
 
Features  
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N /
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ALC-SH150 Buy ► Y / HF016 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? N N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N Y / 3.5 /
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? N / N /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 85mm = 9.51' 85mm = 9.96'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 85mm = 2899mm 85mm = 3035mm
 
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