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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.
|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)|
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|
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.
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 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.
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.
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"In April 2015 ZEISS announced "Batis" - a new family of fullframe auto focus prime lenses for cameras..."