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Sony Will Release a ‘Budget’ 85mm f/1.8 FE Lens in 2017: Report

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A highly reliable source revealed something exciting for Sony full-frame E-Mount shooters. Apparently, the company is planning to debut an affordable 85mm FE lens, very likely f/1.8, for all of you portrait shooters on a budget.

The report comes from Sony Alpha Rumors, who claims the source is “highly reliable” and ranks this rumor as a near certainty. The source claims this “budget” 85mm is similar to Sony’s affordable 50mm f/1.8 FE pictured above.

This should be welcome news for portrait photographers who want a cheaper alternative to the expensive Sony and Zeiss 85s currently out for the FE mount.

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