B&H Photo posted that Zeiss Batis 25mm & 85mm Lenses First Look video. And Mirrorlessons posted the full reviews of Zeiss Batis 25mm and 85mm Lenses. The store also shipped out the first preorders and now they are all sold out.
The Zeiss Batis 25mm is yet another great lens for the Sony FE system. It isn’t perfect and vignetting can be the most annoying thing to deal with especially on the A7r. There is also some perspective and barrel distortion that can be easily fixed in post-production. Otherwise, it provides great sharpness, is perfectly usable at f/2 and has an excellent bokeh rendering when you focus close. It has a fast autofocus mechanism and the OLED screen can be useful for astrophotographers.
Unlike the Loxia lenses that are manual focus, the Zeiss Batis 85mm offers everything you would expect from a modern lens: autofocus, optical stabilisation and the world’s first digital OLED screen that replaces the classic distance scale marked on the lens.
The 85mm f/1.8 is certainly the most anticipated lens of the two because it is the first native portrait lens for the system. It is expensive and doesn’t have an f/1.4 aperture but it has been exclusively designed, produced and distributed by Zeiss.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Batis 1.8/85: $55 at B&H
Zeiss Lens Hood for Batis 2/25: $55 at B&H