ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 – Review by David-Brendon Mitchell
The optical qualities are impeccable
The blogosphere melted down with frustration when the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 was announced. Too slow and too expensive was the common verdict. But it’s also much lighter than the fastest medium teles, and faster and more convenient than the smallest. So is this lens the ideal compromise, or is it stranded uselessly between the fastest and the smallest? That will depend on performance, and handling. This review looks at just those issues.´
For travel work it’s a wonderful companion for someone who wants a fast tele and won’t tolerate more bulk. For portrait work, it’s an impeccable lens that’s also a lot less intimidating than the other fast options that are anywhere near its performance.
David-Brendon Mitchell for phillipreeve.net
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