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Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens Review at DxOMark: Creative Contender

DxOMark published their full review and test results for the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 FE lens. Tested on Sony a7R, the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens earned an DxOMark score of 39 points, with a combination of 27 P-Mpix Sharpness, 1.8 TStop Transmission, 0.4% Distortion, -2.3 EV Vignetting and 5μm Chr.aberration.

Conclusion from DxOMark:

While not cheap, the $1,199 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 offers good value for money, considering the solid Zeiss construction, features, and performance. On the A7R, it’s not quite as sharp as the similarly-priced Sony FE 90mm f/2.8, but sharpness is still very good. What’s more, with improved light transmission thanks to that faster f/1.8 maximum aperture, the Zeiss lens is better suited for low-light event photography, as well as creative portraiture, over the Sony. We can’t wait to pit the Zeiss Batis 85mm and the Sony FE 90mm against the new Sony 85mm f/1.4GM just as soon as we get one in the lab.

Comparison: Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 vs. Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 vs. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8G OSS:

Store links:

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount: $1,199 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

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