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ZEISS Batis 1.8/85

The telephoto lens for a new era.

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.

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.

  • Features

    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.

    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 ISO values do not have to be increased to compensate for poor light conditions.

    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. 

    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.

  • Data

    Lens Design

    ZEISS Batis 1.8/85

    A lens with relatively few glass-air surfaces, it was developed by Dr. Ludwig Bertele at ZEISS in 1930. At the time it was one of the fastest high-speed lenses for 35 mm photography, with apertures as large as 1:1.5 and high contrast thanks to effective stray light reduction. Its high speed and high contrast helped give the lens its name, which is derived from the word “sun,” the symbol of maximum brightness. You continue to find the aforementioned benefits with modern lenses in the normal and telephoto ranges whose optical design is based on this basic type.

    Sonnar Design

    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

    "Floating elements" design

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    Technical Specifications

    ZEISS Batis 1.8/85

    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")
    Features Autofocus +
    Image Stabilization +
    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)

    *) Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Fujifilm is a registered trademark of Fujifilm Corporation. Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

    **) Referring to 24x36 mm format

    ***) Referring to APS-C format

  • Pictures

    Your pictures made with our lens

    ZEISS Batis 1.8/85

    Every day, thousands of impressive images are captured and every shot tells a different story, as you can see in these images below, all made with this ZEISS lens. The objective of the ZEISS Flickr Group is to gather the best of your images together and show them to the world.

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    Filter

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    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.

    • High fitting accuracy for fast filter change
    • Can be used with a lens shade
    • Available in all standard sizes
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    Cleaning Products

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    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.

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    Camera Strap

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    The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.

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  • Stories
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  • Awards & Reviews

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    Reviews

    ZEISS Batis 1.8/85

    3d-kraft.com
    "In April 2015 ZEISS announced "Batis" - a new family of fullframe auto focus prime lenses for cameras...."

    3d-kraft.com

    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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