ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 – Review by Chris Gampat

April 5, 2017 ZEISS LENSPIRE Team

One of the lenses that the Sony FE system has been lacking for a while is a proper 135mm lens offering; but now ZEISS is solving that with the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 offering. Like many of the other Batis lenses out there, it’s a lens that is characterized with an almost clinically smooth body, weather sealing and the company’s very unconventional LCD info screen on top of the lens. It’s truly designed from the ground up for digital. Being a 135mm focal length, it’s going to surely find itself in the hands of portrait and headshot photographers who shoot with Sony cameras. In fact, along with the Sony 85mm f1.8 and G Master lens offerings, I consider the 135mm f2.8 to be a nearly perfect portrait lens offering.

 I’m going to start off by inputting absolute facts before opinions here. The ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is a fantastic lens with great image quality, superb autofocus abilities, weather sealing and manages to somehow or another stay pretty compact overall. It absolutely deserves the Editor’s Choice award on this site. It’s fantastic in so many ways and in the hands of the professional headshot or portrait photographer, it will absolutely rock.

Chris Gampat for thephoblographer.com

 

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