ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 and 2/25 – Review by Stan Horaczek
By Stan Horaczek
It seems pretty safe to say that ZEISS sure knows how to make a Batis 1.8/85 lens. They aren’t too shabby when it comes to wide-angle lenses either, so when I got the opportunity to spend time with their new Batis lenses for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras, I was eager to mount them up and head out to shoot.
One of the big talking points when the lenses were first announced was the inclusion of an LED indicator screen right on the lens. It’s a very nice addition, but it’s not something I use all that often. I feel it won’t be something that makes or breaks the lenses for many shooters, but I think it makes a lot of sense. The camera is electronic, the viewfinder is electronic, it only makes sense that the distance scale should be electronic.
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