The ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E is a mid-length telephoto prime that delivers the performance of the day by using the Sonnar optical concept. With features satisfactory to a wide range of users, it is a real winner!
The ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E is a mid-length telephoto prime designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless full-frame cameras. However, you can also use it with APS-C versions with an equivalent focal length of 102.5 mm. It is perfect for those who don't prefer the full telephoto or the short one. Many enjoyed taking pictures with it in their home or near vicinity during the Covid lockdowns, as travel opportunities remained restricted. With a button, you can instantly switch the device to the crop mode with 200mm and f 2.8.
Our Take on the ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8:
The Sonnar optical concept of the ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens enables working with a combination of a long focal length and a large aperture. It thus helps deliver sharp pictures with excellent contrast and reduced flare. The optical system consists of 14 elements in 11 groups. The eight anomalous partial dispersion elements cancel chromatic aberrations and issues like color fringing, thereby providing increased clarity and color accuracy. Besides, the floating elements system helps maintain consistency with the image quality and sharpness throughout the entire focus range, starting with 2.9 ft. The f/2.8 maximum aperture makes it perform well in dim-light conditions. It also gives more control over the depth of field when you want to use selective focus.
The OLED display on top of the ZEISS Batis lens, which is characteristic of the Batis series, is an advantage that clearly shows the focus distance and the depth of field even while photographing in low light conditions. The ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating on the lenses cuts off any reflections and enhances color fidelity. The lens unit combines features of auto and manual focus. Linear motors provide a smooth and quiet autofocus function, while a ring with adequate friction helps in precisely setting the focus manually.
You can use the ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens perfectly well for general purpose mid-distance shoots. Whether it is to shoot the birds or for wedding photography, it gives delighting results, and there are a lot of happy customers. It is a good unit for handheld shooting while on the move, especially with low shutter speeds, thanks to the optimal image stabilization incorporated to reduce the effects of shakes. The dust and weather shield feature makes it even a further excellent option when you want to use it in harsh and unfavorable environmental conditions. The unit weighs 640 grams and has dimensions of 3.86 x 4.72 inches.
TOP 10 KEY FEATURES:
|Focal length:||135mm (Equivalent to 75mm Focal Length for 35mm consideration)|
|Angle of View:||18°|
|Minimum Focus Distance:||2.85 ft. / 87 cm|
|Optics:||14 Elements in 11 Groups|
|Filter Size:||67 mm (Front)|
Included in the box:
- ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E
- ZEISS Front Lens Cap - 67mm
- ZEISS Rear Lens Cap
- ZEISS Lens Hood