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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

    Action in serenity
    Photographic Genres | 2016-07-26 14:13:58 |

    Action in serenity

    The requirements from the client were simple: show the beauty of Norway. And so the team, consisting of three extreme athletes and two cameramen, traveled to the Lofoten, north of the Arctic Circle, for eight days. Shams, a French cameraman, and colleague Alex Aimard specialize in making outdoor action ...

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    Capturing the African spirit
    Gear | 2016-07-19 13:18:03 |

    Capturing the African spirit

    German NGO MISEREOR supports pioneering projects in the poorest parts of the world, projects designed to help people help themselves – and thereby find a way out of poverty, deprivation and famine for good.In September 2015 I joined a team of 6 who traveled to Burkina ...

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    Up to the top
    Photographic Genres | 2016-06-30 13:42:25 |

    Up to the top

    Everything had already been planned for Renan Ozturk’s vacation over Christmas 2015: sun, beach and some chilling out. But then he got a call from three young men in Great Britain who wanted to do something really different before starting their university studies: instead of getting drunk ...

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    Catching the Cuban atmosphere with ZEISS
    Ambassadors | 2016-06-09 13:42:07 |

    Catching the Cuban atmosphere with ZEISS

    by Brian MatiashAs a person who was born and raised in the United States—Brooklyn, NY to be exact—my earliest memories of Cuba were more like folklore than anything else. I remember it being portrayed as this far-away land that was illegal to visit and the most valuable possession an American ...

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    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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    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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