Sony G-Master 85mm f/1.4 review by Greg Thurtle


One of our lovely customers, Greg Thurtle has made a review of the new Sony G-Master 85mm f/1.4 lens. Greg is a wedding photographer here in Dorset and has used the lens in anger with very good results. Watch his video review of the lens below, buy your copy from us here

Sony G-Master lenses in stock – probably the sharpest lenses in the world


We were lucky enough to try these amazing lenses from Sony in Thailand earlier this year. We are pleased to say they have hit our shelves and we have them in stock!

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Taken during our recent trip to Thailand, Sony 85mm f/1.4 G-Master

 

Sony have developed the new E Mount G Master lenses to match the performance of the Alpha 7 cameras, delivering ultimate resolution and beautiful bokeh. The range has been launched with a 24-70mm f2.8 and an 85mm f1.4 with the 70-200 f/2.8 to follow.

All three lenses give a stunning performance on the A7R II and A7S II. ‘Bokeh’ refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.  Sony’s precision lens polishing, combined with an eleven blade iris, produces a superbly smooth blur with no trace of banding or irregular shapes. We were shown a series of technical tests comparing the new range to each lens’ competitor. The results were stunning.  Only the Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 got close for sharpness.

G Master series lenses take imaging and expression to previously unattainable levels with a stunning blend of extremely high resolution and softly dissolving background. The three lenses are designed to be future proof easily good enough to get the best from an 8k camera. 

They all have the new XA element. An XA (extreme aspherical) element with superlative surface precision works with ED elements  for extraordinary resolution that can capture breathtaking texture and detail. Giving very smooth results, no more jagged edges and creating soft background blue. Superlative surface precision means an accuracy of 1/100 of a micron, 1/100,000 of a millimetre.  Equivalent to a small pebble on a football pitch.  Sony proudly believe that they are the first to achieve this level of precision in manufacture and so unique in offering lenses of this quality.

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Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM – Order here, £1800

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Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM – Order here, £1500

 

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