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Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens Announced, Price $1,999, Pre-order Now!

Zeiss officially announced the new Batis 135mm f/2.8 lens. The US price is $1,999, and now it is available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in May 2017.

Pre-order links:

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens: $1,999 at B&H and Adorama.

Zeiss Lens Hood for Batis 135mm f/2.8: $77 at B&H and Adorama.

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens Highlights:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Apochromatic Sonnar Optical Design
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • OLED Display for Focus Distance and DoF
  • Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Dust- and Weather-Sealed Construction

Technical Specifications:

Press Release:

ZEISS Batis 2.8/135
Compact Portrait Tele Lens for Sony E-Mount with Autofocus
The new ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is the first 135 mm AF focal length for mirrorless full-frame cameras from Sony

Fans of Sony’s mirrorless full-frame cameras have a reason to smile: ZEISS has added a further tele lens focal length to its ZEISS Batis lens family. The new ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is the first 135 mm AF focal length for Sony’s Alpha 7 system with E-mount. Like all lenses from the ZEISS Batis range, this new addition is equipped with fast and precise autofocus. To avoid shaking, which can occur very easily with tele lenses, an optical image stabilizer has also been incorporated into the design. The ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 proves it worth particularly in portrait photography: “The tele focal length means the subject can stand out nicely against the blurred background”, says Product Manager Michael Pollmann from ZEISS. “The bokeh works very well indeed, and the optical design – an Apo Sonnar – ensures outstanding images time and again.” The new ZEISS Batis could also be a great option for event and wedding photography.

“Compact, lightweight, top quality”

“The advantage of Sony’s mirrorless full-frame system is that despite its compact size, it delivers exceptional image quality,” says Pollmann. ZEISS has continued to bring the design of the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 into line with the needs of Sony photographers. “It was important to build a comparably handy lens – in spite of the rather long focal length. We made a conscious decision to strike a balance between compactness, weight and light intensity.”

OLED display visualizes depth of focus

Like all ZEISS Batis lenses, this latest addition features an OLED display that enables precise visualization of the depth of field. So you can be sure that the image is in focus in all the right places. The metal housing gives the lens its robust and durable character. ZEISS assures us that its dust and dirt shield means photo shoots in poor weather are a walk in the park.

The image quality leaves nothing to be desired: “We have put a lot of effort into the optical design and into correcting our lenses,” says Pollmann. “For example, we are experimenting with special types of glass in order to rule out as many kinds of image errors as possible. We have thus been able to ensure corrected chromatic aberration in the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 so that we have virtually no image errors.” 14 lenses have been built into 11 groups in the camera lens.

Price and availability

The ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 will be available from specialist dealers starting May 2017 and will retail at 1,999 euros incl. 19 percent sales tax (RRP).

Via: Zeiss

Related posts:

  1. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens Rumored to be Announced on April 5, 2017
  2. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens Images and Detailed Specifications
  3. The First Specs of Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens, Announcement on April 5
  4. New Zeiss Batis Telephoto Portrait Lens to be Announced Soon
  5. Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens to be Announced in March / April


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