Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE


  • E-mount Full Frame format
  • G Master Mid-range telephoto prime
  • Extraordinary detail and bokeh in one lens




A new dimension of portrait performance

Designed and built to the strictest precision standards, the Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE offers magnificent imaging performance throughout the frame, right up to its widest F1.4 aperture setting. he most advanced technology available has been applied in the G Master series, further enhancing acclaimed Sony G Lens performance. The Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE combines refined G Lens bokeh with new levels of resolution in a truly outstanding portrait lens that can fully utilize the performance potential of current and future high-resolution camera bodies.

Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE


Extraordinary detail and bokeh in one lens

An XA (extreme aspherical) element with 0.01 micron surface precision contributes to previously unachievable resolution and stunning bokeh for new expressive potential. Outstanding resolution even at the maximum F1.4 aperture renders the subject with impressive dimensionality. Then gradual, gorgeous bokeh dissolves the background into an artistic backdrop with natural colouration and highlights. This rare combination, due in part to new XA element technology, opens up new vistas of visual expression with the Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE.

Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE

Natural images without spurious color

Chromatic aberration can degrade resolution as well as bokeh quality. Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements make a significant contribution to the Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE outstanding optical performance, keeping axial chromatic aberration in check while maximizing both clarity and the natural look and colour of its breathtaking bokeh.

Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE

Sublime 2-sensor autofocus accuracy

Two position sensors enhance the accuracy of an SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) drive system for autofocus performance that fully supports the lens’s high-resolution capability. In addition to the usual rotation sensor, a second sensor detects focus lens group position. This dual sensor system achieves the extremely high level of focus precision that is necessary to make the most of the high-resolution potential of advanced camera bodies. RDSSM (Ring Drive Super Sonic wave Motor) drive provides the required power and speed.

Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE

Professional lens control features

A focus mode switch, focus hold button, and aperture ring with switchable click stops provide professional control for a wide range of shooting situations.

Outstanding clarity and contrast

Advanced Nano AR Coating technology produces a lens coating with a precisely defined regular nano-structure that effectively suppresses reflections that can cause flare and ghosting, for notable improvements in clarity, contrast, and overall image quality. (1. Nano AR Coating / 2.Glass / 3.Transmitted light)

Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE

11 blades for luscious bokeh

Sony’s circular aperture design usually employs up to 9 blades. This is the first α lens to incorporate 11 blades in a circular aperture design, taking bokeh quality to new levels of smooth beauty with natural looking highlights.

Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE

Easy de-click for movies

While still shooters usually prefer the tactile feedback provided by click stops on the aperture ring, moviemakers favor smooth, quiet, click-free aperture operation. The click stops on this lens’s aperture ring can be easily turned on or off to suit still or movie shooting applications.

Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE

Hood lock and release

A hood lock mechanism prevents accidental hood detachment when moving from location to location, but a hood release button makes it easy to remove and replace the hood whenever necessary.

Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE

Versatile fingertip focus control

The ability to respond quickly to rapidly changing shooting situations can mean the difference between getting the shot or not. A manual/auto focus mode switch and focus hold button are positioned for easy access, providing versatile, professional control for a wide range of subjects and environments.

Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE

High reliability in harsh conditions

In addition to the normal dust and moisture sealing measures, a seal has been added at the lens-body interface for even further protection and reliability in challenging environments. Shoot with confidence in light rain or windy conditions.

Sony SEL 85mm F1.4 GM FE



Sony E-mount
35mm full frame
Focal-Length (mm)
85 mm
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)
127.5 mm
Lens Groups / Elements
8 / 11
Angle of View (35mm)
Angle of View (APS-C)
19° 2
Maximum aperture (F)
Minimum Aperture (F)
Aperture Blades
Circular Aperture
Minimum Focus Distance
AF 0.85 m, MF 0.8 m
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
0.12 x
Filter Diameter (mm)
77 mm

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
89.5 x 107.5 mm
820 g

What’s In The Box

  • Hood (ALC-SH142)
  • Lens front cap (ALC-F77S)
  • Lens rear cap (ALC-R1EM)
  • Case