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 specially developed for mirrorless, full-frame sensor cameras from Sony. They have been adapted to work with the camera to form a compact, lightweight system that doesn’t compromise on performance. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer not only fast, quiet autofocus, but also protection against dust and weather. For creative photography, the innovative OLED display shows the distance and depth of field to ensure the focusing range can always be perfectly set. The high-speed fixed focal lengths of the ZEISS Batis family offer flawless imaging thanks to their completely revamped optical design. The legendary ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating, combined with more than 125 years of experience in lens development and the latest technologies, ensure that every moment captured with a ZEISS Batis lens provides that exceptional ZEISS look.

ZEISS Batis 1.8/85
ZEISS Batis 1.8/85
ZEISS Batis 1.8/85
ZEISS Batis 1.8/85
ZEISS 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.

Weather and dust sealing

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.

Excellent resolution and high contrast

Richly saturated and vivid colours are a must in the creation of lasting impressions. However, stray light within an optical system leads to a lightening of the image that is particularly noticeable in the shadows. This reduces image contrast, with the result that exposures lack contrast and appear faded. To avoid this, ZEISS combines various specially developed technologies to reduce the undesirable effects of stray light.

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)

ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 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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Reviews

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..."
bryanv.com

phillipreeve.net
"The ZEISS Batis 1.8/85mm is a great lens, worth the price if you can easily afford it and are looking for an all-rounder..."
phillipreeve.net

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When taking pictures, an optimal image is not the only consideration. Capturing that special experience also plays a key role. With their reliable functions, camera lenses from ZEISS ensure that photographers can fully concentrate on the image and composition, and bring their creativity to life. In order to perfect this experience, ZEISS now offers accessories tailored to the requirements of demanding photographers.

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