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Zeiss Batis 85mm Review

The ZEISS Batis 2/25 and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount are the main full-outline self-adjust lenses for Sony’s E-mount cameras to be solely created and conveyed by ZEISS. This new group of lenses is especially suited for the utilization with Sony’s alpha scope of mirrorless full-outline framework cameras. This lens is fully compatible with Sony Alpha A6000 Series.

Unlike the Zeiss’ Loxia lenses and the recently declared Milvus lenses for DSLRs, one of the key offering purposes of the Batis lenses is their capacity to offer full auto-focus functionality, with a comparable center by-wire motor as utilized in previous series of Sony/Zeiss Batis lenses. Despite the fact that, as we discovered when we checked in the Batis 25mm f/2, there’s significantly a lot more than the self-adjust that makes the Zeiss Batis lenses so exceptional. Before coming to its and picture quality and handling, how about we examine its key components first.

Parameters of Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Review

1) Handling and Features

The Zeiss Batis lenses are moderate in appearance, with a dim window, an easily working electronic focusing ring and decorated plaque either side of the lens barrel demonstrating the Zeiss name on the dark mate frame of the lens. Evacuating the squeeze sort lens top uncovers the lens name to be a Zeiss 1.8/85 T* lens, with a 67mm channel thread. By revealing the back top of the lens uncovers the electronic contacts on the metal mount and a baffle to shield the back component from stray reflections. The round lens hood cuts safely and easily into the right spot by means of its exact bayonet mount.

2) OLED Display

At the point when the lens is fitted by means of its smooth bayonet mount and the camera controlled up, the name ZEISS shows up quickly in the window cut out on the highest point of the lens. In the event that in manual center mode this fresh OLED screen then shows the distance set, as well as the filed limit depth for setting the aperture. If this is additionally required in auto-focus modes, then turning the centering ring 360 degrees against clockwise uncovers the choice to have the presentation dynamic in auto-focus and manual modes, manual mode only or off. Turning the centering ring 360 degrees clockwise gives the choice of distance in feet or meters. The default is meters. The main thing that crown jewels this system a little is the warning system that it is a guess just and may not be absolutely exact. Still, an extremely amazing and conceivably helpful component.

3) Performance of Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens

The focal sharpness is astounding from the start, even over the aperture range and just truly drops to being still great at f/22. A remarkable performance that obviously appears in the pictures. The edges are marginally lower in execution, yet great to be sure and again even all through the aperture range. It is just at f/22 that sharpness falls at the edge, to be simply great. However, any opening could be utilized with certainty, particularly if the primary range of interest is at the focal point of the edge.

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens
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Compatibility with digital cameras

Full Frame

That lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Sony A7, Sony 7 II and Sony A7R.

  • 71.2 horizontal angle of view
  • 25mm 35mm equivalent focal lenght


This lens is compatible with APS-H cameras such as the Sony 7S II.

  • 23.8° horizontal angle of view
  • 85mm 35mm equivalent focal lenght

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Sony Alpha a6300, Sony A6000 and Sony A5100.

  • 15.7° horizontal angle of view
  • 130mm 35mm equivalent focal lenght


Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount vs other Digital camera lenses

  • Supports autofocus Easier to use
  • Wide aperture f/1.8

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

  • Supports autofocus Easier to use



  • Min Focal length
  • 85 mm
  • Max focal length
  • 85 mm
  • Zoom range
  • 1x
  • Magnignification
  • Unknown


  • Wide maximum
  • f/2.8
  • Wide minimum
  • f/22
  • Tele maximum
  • f/1.8
  • Tele minimum
  • f/22


  • Auto focus
  • Yes
  • Focus motor
  • Generic motor
  • Image stabilization
  • None
  • Fisheye
  • No
  • Tilt-shift
  • No

Form factor

  • Lens mount
  • Sony E (Full Frame)
  • Length
  • 92 mm
  • Diameter
  • 81 mm
  • Filter size
  • Unknown
  • Weight
  • 475 g

Angle of view

  • Wide horizontal
  • 23.5°
  • Telephoto horizontal
  • 23.5°
  • Wide vertical
  • 16.1°
  • Telephoto vertical
  • 16.1°
  • Wide diagonal
  • 28.6°
  • Telephoto diagonal
  • 28.6°
Zeiss Batis 85mm
Zeiss Batis 85mm
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The Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount have a ‘gliding components’ configuration which makes up for deviations of the lenses at various distance settings. Sony Zeiss lenses additionally offer a standard channel thread with a 67 mm distance across. ZEISS Batis lenses support all the operating modes and elements of the present scope of E-mount cameras.

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