Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 lens 1.8/85 (Sony E / FE Mount) MPN: 2103-751


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  • - Sony E / FE Mount
  • - 85mm full frame compatible lens
  • - 9 bladed rounded f1.8 aperture
  • - Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • - Sonnar Optical Design
  • - Optical Image Stabilissation
  • - Linear Autofocus Motor
  • - OLED Display for Focus Distance and DoF
  • - Superb image quality, fantastic portrait lens
  • - Dust- and Weather-Sealed Construction
  • - Filter size: 67mm
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inc vat £929.00

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The ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 is a telephoto 85mm f1.8 full frame compatible manual prime lens for Sony E Mount cameras such as the ILCE series of mirror-less cameras. It's a superior quality lens great for portrait photography on your Sony A7 / A7R / A7II or A7S etc. Features include modern styling with rubberised grips, 9 bladed aperture for great de-focused backgrounds, dust and weatherproofing, and a unique OLED display on the lens barrel. The Batis 85mm is a particularly good choice for wedding photography and portrait shots, offering a fast f1.8 aperture which provides plenty of creative scope to bring out the main subject. The lens elements are made from special types of glass and designed to ensure superior image quality. On the barrel of the lens is an OLED display to show the focusing distance and depth of field, so that you can check the settings are correct and make quick adjustments. Filter size: 67mm

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ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 lens, lens caps, lens hood.


Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 lens 1.8/85

Focal length: 85 mm
Focusing range: 0.8m
Aperture Blades: 9
Number of elements/groups: 11 / 8
Filter thread: 67mm
Dimensions (with caps): 105mm x 81mm
Weight: 475 g
Camera mounts: Full frame E-Mount

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    Great lens, but better lenses out there.

    The Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 lens is a great lens. Unquestionably. Up until a few years ago, it was the best 85mm / portrait lens for Sony FE systems since its arrival in 2015.

    So what happened? Two things happened. In 2016 Sony brought out the superb Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master. Yes this lens is faster at f1.4, larger, and more expensive. So whilst the G Master was not a direct apples to apples comparison, it certainly gave users another, and even better lens choice for portraits. The G Master is uncompromisingly good, with image quality and bokeh which surpasses the Batis.

    Choosing between the Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 and Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master I would (and did) opt for the GM. Additionally the GM is "only" half as much again in price (which sounds easier to justify than an extra £500 or so in monetary terms). The Batis still had the advantage on size and convenience due to the slower f1.8 aperture.

    Another spanner came in the way of the Batis, in the shape of the superb little Sony 85mm f1.8 (SEL85F18) announced in 2017. At around 60% the price of the Batis, and around a third of the price of the G Master this was a strong contender and directly competes with the Batis. The Sony 85mm f1.8 is essentially a "mini Batis" - Batis in quality, smaller than Batis in size, and significantly cheaper. The benefit of the Batis is the features of weatherproofing, and OIS optical image stabilisation which would logically make the Batis physically larger, and more expensive. The Sony f1.8 does feature, according to Sony product page, "A sealed dust and moisture resistant design" but with the caveat "Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof." which reads like it could be less capable than the Zeiss weather resistance, but that is subjective and is my interpretation of Sony's wording. This leaves only the OIS on the Batis as the significant difference for most users, and on newer Sony bodies with built in image stabilisation the benefit of OIS on the Batis is much reduced. The smaller size of the Sony 85mm f1.8 without OIS thus gains a size advantage.

    For those users that already own the Batis, then unless you want the speed and even smoother bokeh of f1.4 of the G Master there is little point in upgrading. Likewise there not a great deal to be gained in side stepping to the Sony 85mm f1.8, as the price you will obtain from your 85mm Batis second hand, and price paid for a new Sony 85mm 1.8 may yield little difference, and you would lose OIS (useful on bodies without image stabilisation built in).

    Conclusion: If you have not already got a Batis 85mm, and are considering purchasing this lens at this time of writing, STOP! If your camera body has built in image stabilization, simply save yourself some money, just buy the superb Sony 85mm f1.8 instead.

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