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The telephoto lens for
a new era

Batis 1.8/85

High speed, fast autofocus, and optical image stabilizer – in an easy telephoto range for the full frame: the perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography.

Batis 1.8/85

The telephoto lens for a new era

Batis 1.8/85

The telephoto lens for a new era

Batis 1.8/85

The telephoto lens for a new era

Batis 1.8/85

The telephoto lens for a new era

Batis 1.8/85

The telephoto lens for a new era

Batis 1.8/85

The telephoto lens for a new era

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    ZEISS Batis 1.8/85

    The telephoto lens for a new era

    Thanks to a speed of 1:1.8, very low depths of field can be used creatively. The optical image stabilization allows for successful hand-held shooting even in poor light conditions. With a focal length of 85 mm, the lens is the perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography.

    The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were developed especially for mirrorless full-frame system cameras by Sony. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer protection against dust and splashing water in addition to fast and easy autofocus. For creative work, the distance and depth of field can be read from the innovative OLED display. With the completely new lens design, the high-speed ZEISS Batis family offers perfect imaging performance.

    Technical specifications:

    Focal length 85 mm
    Aperture range f/1.8 – f/22
    Focusing range 0,80 m (2.6 ft) – ∞
    Number of elements/groups 11/8
    Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 29° / 24° / 16°
    Coverage at close range 189 x 283 mm (7.4 x 11.1″)
    Filter thread M67 x 0,75
    Dimensions (with caps) 105 mm (4.1″)
    Diameter of focusing ring 78 mm (3.1″)
    Weight 475 g (1.0 lbs)
    Camera mounts E-Mount  

    Design

    Batis 1.8/85

    A lens design with relatively few glass-to-air surfaces, invented by Dr. Ludwig Bertele at ZEISS in 1930 to provide the fastest lenses of that day for 35 mm photography offering speeds up to f/1.5 and well controlled veiling glare. This is where the name comes from, containig the German word for sun, ’Sonne’, the symbol of utmost brightness.

    Sonnar with 11 lens elements in 8 groups
    Lens made of special glass
    "Floating Elements" design

    Features

    Batis 1.8/85

    Smooth and reliable autofocus

    The design of the autofocus system requires an extremely accurate shifting of particular lens groups. The focusing system of ZEISS lenses is designed to ensure a robust and smooth-running autofocus mechanism with the best imaging performance.

    Versatile full-frame lens

    The powerful lens for the mirrorless full-frame system of Sony fulfills the highest requirements. Despite its compact design, the image meets the expectations of professional photographers.

    Optical image stabilization

    Optical image stabilization gives you clear, steady images in poor light conditions. Combined with the camera's own OIS, it provides you the benefits of both systems. In addition, this feature also allows for perfect images without digital noise, as the OIS values do not have to be increased to compensate for poor light conditions.

    Robust and weatherproof metal construction

    Thanks to features that are designed to keep out dust and spray water, the lens is perfectly suited for critical outdoor conditions. It is also designed for many years of intensive use.

    Innovative OLED display

    For the first time, you can accurately read the focus distance and depth of field simply and intuitively on the OLED display on the lens. Especially in poor light conditions – excellent readability is always guaranteed.

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    Batis 1.8/85

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    Blog Articles

    Batis 1.8/85

    Fascinating Contrasts
    Gear | 2016-02-25 15:21:14 |

    Fascinating Contrasts

    Fire and ice – a creative team’s interpretation of the Pantone colors of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Fashion photographer Paul D. Tortora (website) used the ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 to perfectly capture these contrasts. ...

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    Ambassadors | 2015-11-10 20:49:59 |

    ZEISS Loxia and Batis On Location Review

    Barry Andersson put the ZEISS Loxia and Batis lenses to the test.For this hands-on review Barry worked with the Sony A7s, the Redrock Micro Ultracage Scout follow focus system and the DJI Ronin 3-axis stabilized handheld gimbal system. He will ...

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    Moving From Many Formats To Mirrorless
    Ambassadors | 2015-11-03 17:25:27 |

    Moving From Many Formats To Mirrorless

    What made you change?I have been carrying my DSLR, Rangefinder, and Medium format systems with me for all of my shoots.  It’s a lot of gear, takes up a large amount of space, and is very heavy all together.  I liked each system for various reasons and elements each excelled ...

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    What's in your camera bag Michael?
    Ambassadors | 2015-10-28 20:24:04 |

    What's in your camera bag Michael?

    CameraSony a7RII + Spare BatteriesLensesZEISS Batis 2/25ZEISS Batis 1.8/85ZEISS Loxia 2/50Sony/ZEISS 1.8/55FiltersCircular PolarizerND Filters: 3 Stop, ...

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    Know-How | 2015-10-13 21:45:32 |

    ZEISS Batis lenses - Display Settings

    The Batis lenses contain an electronic display which shows the focus distance and depth of field. The depth of field describes the sharp focus range and depends on a range of factors including the focus distance, the set aperture and the image sensor of the camera type used. Depending on the focus distance, ...

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    Reviews & Awards

    Batis 1.8/85

    Reviews

    3d-kraft.com
    "In April 2015 ZEISS announced "Batis" - a new family of fullframe auto focus prime lenses for cameras..."
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    DigitalRev TV
    "These Carl Zeiss lenses have OLED displays on them, where a normal distance scale should be.."
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    3d-kraft.com
    "Both lenses seem to deliver the promise that they already gave at the first quick look..."
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    bryanv.com
    "The Batis line, introduced in April 2015, are the first full-frame autofocus lenses built especially for Sony E-Mount full-frame cameras..."
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    Awards

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    ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

    Editors Choice

    ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

    Digital PHOTO

    ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

    Pictures Magazin

    ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

     

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