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ZEISS Batis 2.8/135

The medium telephoto lens for a new era.

Long focal length, fast autofocus, optical image stabilization. Thanks to the outstanding correction of all chromatic aberrations, the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is a high-performance telephoto lens with an Apo Sonnar design. The lens is the optimum solution for medium-distance portrait photography.

The advanced correction of the Apo Sonnar lens design ensures extremely realistic portrayal of your subject. To avoid shaking, an optical image stabilizer has also been integrated in the design. The fast and precise autofocus is your guarantee of sharply defined images - even in difficult light. The shallow depth of field at maximum aperture allows the creative combination of focus and blur, allowing you to direct the viewer's attention to the main subject of your photo.

The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were specially developed for mirrorless, full-frame system cameras from Sony. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer protection against dust and weather in addition to fast and quiet autofocus. For creative photography, the innovative OLED display shows the distance and depth of field to ensure that the focusing range can always be perfectly set. The result: images that will amaze you. The completely new design of the high-speed ZEISS Batis family offers perfect image quality.

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  • Features

    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.

    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. 

    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 2.8/135

    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 2.8/135

    Performance Focal length 135 mm
    Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
    Camera mount Sony E-Mount*
    Format compatibility Full Frame
    Focusing range 0,87 m (2.9 ft) – ∞
    Free working distance 0,74 m (2.4 ft) – ∞
    Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 18° / 15° / 10°
    Diameter of image field 43 mm (1.69")
    Coverage at close range (MOD)** 125 x 185 mm (4.9 x 7.3")
    Image ratio at minimum object distance 1:5.3
    Lens elements | groups 14 / 11
    Flange focal distance 18 mm (0.71")
    Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)
    Features Autofocus +
    Image Stabilization +
    Physical Filter thread M67 x 0.75
    Rotation angle of focusing ring Focusing not mechanically coupled
    Diameter max. 98 mm (3.9")
    Diameter of focusing ring 81 mm (3.2")
    Length (with lens caps) 133 mm (5.2")
    Length (without lens caps) 120 mm (4.7")
    Weight 614 g (1.4 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 2.8/135

    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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    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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    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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    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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  • Awards & Reviews

    Reviews

    ZEISS Batis 2.8/135

    thephoblographer.com
    "Still though, I have to hand Zeiss my respect on this lens; it’s simply perfection in many ways..."

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    verybiglobo.com
    "Sell your car, your house, and your kidney and go for it till it last, because there is nothing better..."

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    shawncsteiner.com
    "Batis 135mm is perhaps the highest performing portrait-length prime for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras..."

    shawncsteiner.com

    photographyblog.com
    "The Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 is an outstanding medium telephoto prime lens..."

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    pcmag.com
    "Zeiss has done a fine job crafting third-party lenses for the Sony mirrorless system..."

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    amateurphotographer.co.uk
    "The image quality is absolutely sublime – I can’t imagine any prospective buyer being disappointed..."

    amateurphotographer.co.uk

    dustinabbott.net
    "So I finally have in my hands an autofocusing Zeiss with image stabilization to boot. Have I died and gone to heaven? Not quite...."

    dustinabbott.net
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