So thanks to the kindness of Sony, I was able to borrow the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens prior to it being released to the public.  So I asked my followers what they wanted me to do with the lens and one of the most frequent requests was that I slap that puppy on my A6500 and show the world what the images looked like.

So I booked my crew and a model and we headed out into the middle of nowhere....literally.  We went out to Salvation Mountain which is somewhere between Mexico and Palm Springs out in Niland, California.  It is a CRAZY place!!

We did a number of shoots earlier in the day and as the sun was getting close to setting I threw the lens on my A6500 and did a quick shoot.  I wanted the shoot to be something similar to the time frame I'd have when shooting for 10-15 minutes at a the couple shoot after the ceremony just to show people what can be done in a short amount of time.

Lighting wasn't necessarily optimal, but I wanted to show what could be done in less than ideal situations.  I used the Flashpoint Xplor 600 monolight with the Westcott Rapid Box XXL as a modifier.  Below are some of the shots from the shoot.  All of the images taken were shot wide open at f/1.8.

We hope you enjoy the shoot.  Please let us know what you think and what questions you have. We certainly have high hopes for this lens and the performance of it paired with this camera is quite a combination!!

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