The Battle of the Bokeh: 85mm f/1.4 Zeiss Otus vs Sony GM

What’s the best way to test the bokeh of two lenses? Ask two make-up artists to paint a half-naked model of course.

We bring two of the sharpest 85 portrait lenses head-to-head to test how good their fuzzy bits are. This is the pinnacle of Zeiss design, versus the latest and greatest from Sony.

Main Features:

Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM

11 elements 8 groups

11 aperture blades

EA (Extreme Aspherical) element, Super ED elements, Nano AR coating

Min focusing distance 0.8m

Ring type ultrasonic autofocusing

Weight 820g

Weather sealed


Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4

11 elements 9 groups, Planar design

9 aperture blades

Floating elements, aspheric element, special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

Optically corrected

Min focusing 0.8m

Manual focusing

Weight 1140g