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ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 - Review by Jeff Meyer
During the trip to the SONY factory in Thailand Jeff Meyer took some photos with the ZEISS Batis 1.8/85. ...
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.
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 ISO values do not have to be increased to compensate for poor light conditions.
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.
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.
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.
Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
"Floating elements" design
|Performance||Focal length||85 mm|
|Aperture range||f/1.8 – f/22|
|Camera mount||Sony E-Mount*|
|Format compatibility||Full Frame|
|Focusing range||0,80 m (2.6 ft) – ∞|
|Free working distance||0,71 m (2.3 ft) – ∞|
|Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.)||29° / 24° / 16°|
|Diameter of image field||43 mm (1.69")|
|Coverage at close range (MOD)**||189 x 283 mm (7.4 x 11.1")|
|Image ratio at minimum object distance||1:7.9|
|Lens elements | Groups||11 / 8|
|Flange focal distance||18 mm (0.71")|
|Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)||18 mm (0.72")|
|Physical||Filter thread||M67 x 0.75|
|Rotation angle of focusing ring||Focusing not mechanically coupled|
|Diameter max.||92 mm (3.6")|
|Diameter of focusing ring||78 mm (3.1")|
|Length (with lens caps)||105 mm (4.1")|
|Length (without lens caps)||92 mm (3.6")|
|Weight||452 g (1.0 lbs)|
These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.
From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained. ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.
The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.
A place in the heartWhen photographers realise that it is the prime lenses, rather than the zooms, that hold a special place in the heart of most photographers, the journey to find the perfect partners begins. There is an old saying that ‘we date our cameras but marry our lenses’. This is due to the fact that our cameras come and go over the years, but some great lenses can be for life. Sony’s E mount is responsible for breathing new life into many vintage lenses that had not seen the light ...
Video Review of the ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 lens by Paul Rose ...
ZEISS grants a warranty period of two years from the date of purchase for all its photographic lenses. This may be extended to three years after registering with ZEISS Online Registration. Although the ZEISS extended warranty is already available in numerous countries, claims under warranty may only be made in the country in which the product was purchased.