ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 – Review by Jim Fisher
by Jim Fisher
ZEISS makes an 85mm lens that is, for all intents and purposes, as optically perfect as a lens can be. It’s the Otus 1.4/85, and it’s huge, heavy, manual focus only, and priced at nearly five grand. For the rest of us—at least the rest of us that shoot with Sony’s mirrorless camera system—ZEISS makes the Batis 1.8/85 ($1,199). The lens isn’t quite as perfect as the Otus, but it renders similarly, supports autofocus, and while it’s not a budget lens by any means, it’s a bargain when compared with the Otus. That make the Batis 1.8/85 an easy pick for Editors’ Choice honors.
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