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Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 Full-Frame Lens (2015)

Neoscore 93%NEX score 70%

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Product Overview

Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 is a short telephoto prime lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Zeiss in 2015, it has 10 elements in 8 groups.
For incremental weathers, Zeiss is kind enough to include weather sealing.
A telephoto prime lens, the Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 is well suited for portrait photography. Built-in image stabilization makes the lens easier to use handheld, and can be quite valuable for landscape works.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 93% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • OLED display
  • Rather lightweight for its focal length
Cons
  • Barrel with large diameter

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Good image stabilization
  • Very fast, efficient and completely silent AF Optical stabilisation makes it well suited for A7 1st Gen
  • Beautiful Bokeh and blurry background
  • Built-in optical stabilisation
Cons
  • No sensor-shift stabilisation
  • No MF/AF switch on the barrel
  • Struggles against flare and glare
  • Some distorsion and lens fall off but well corrected automatically in Lightroom
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Specifications

Construction

Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
10 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
8 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
T* coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
105 mm / 4.13 in
Size | Length
78 mm / 3.07 in
Weight
475 g / 16.78 oz

Function

Angle Of View
28.6° Diagonal | 23.9° Horizontal | 16.1° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
85 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Min Focus Distance
800 mm / 31.50 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2015-04-22

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 GM is an excellent portrait lens. The lens get an overall score of 45 on DXOMark.com. The build quality of this lens is very good all metal except the lens hood in plastic. The tests were made on a Sony A7RII, the most demanding sensor with 42 Mpix.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very fast, efficient and completely silent AF Optical stabilisation makes it well suited for A7 1st Gen
  • Beautiful Bokeh and blurry background
  • Lightroom lens profile is a very nice idea but you rarely use it in practice, it would have been great to have...
Cons
  • Some distorsion and lens fall off but well corrected automatically in Lightroom
  • No MF/AF switch on the barrel

cameralabs[2]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis is a short-telephoto lens for Sony's e-mount mirrorless cameras. It's sharper in the important areas, has less longitudinal CAs, less haloing around bright light sources, and better resistance against flare and glare in strong contra light. It also has superior build quality plus a useful display to indicate distance and depth-of-field. The presence of optical stabilisation is desirable for owners of Mark I A7 bodies.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Built-in optical stabilisation
  • Good image stabilization
Cons
  • Struggles against flare and glare
  • No sensor-shift stabilisation

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2017/10/07/zeiss-batis-85mm-f1-8/. 2017-10-07. Retrieved 2022-01-22.
2. ^ Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/zeiss-batis-85mm-f1-8-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-22.

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