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The Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 is a moderate tele lens for Sony's full-frame E-mount compact system cameras.
High speed, fast autofocus, and optical image stabilizer – in an easy telephoto range for the full frame: the perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography.
Thanks to a speed of 1:1.8, very low depths of field can be used creatively. The optical image stabilization allows for successful hand-held shooting even in poor light conditions. With a focal length of 85 mm, the lens is the perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography.
The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were specially developed for mirrorless, full-frame sensor cameras from Sony. They have been adapted to work with the camera to form a compact, lightweight system that doesn’t compromise on performance. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer not only fast, quiet autofocus, but also protection against dust and weather. For creative photography, the innovative OLED display shows the distance and depth of field to ensure the focusing range can always be perfectly set. The high-speed fixed focal lengths of the ZEISS Batis family offer flawless imaging thanks to their completely revamped optical design. The legendary ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating, combined with more than 125 years of experience in lens development and the latest technologies, ensure that every moment captured with a ZEISS Batis lens provides that exceptional ZEISS look.
Optical Image Stabilization Optical image stabilization gives you clear, steady images in poor light conditions. Combined with the camera's own OIS, it provides you the benefits of both systems. In addition, this feature also allows for perfect images without digital noise, as the ISO values do not have to be increased to compensate for poor light conditions.
Smooth and Reliable Autofocus The design of the autofocus system requires an extremely accurate shifting of particular lens groups. The focusing system of ZEISS lenses is designed to ensure a robust and smooth-running autofocus mechanism with the best imaging performance.
Versatile Full-Frame Lens The powerful lens for the mirrorless full-frame system of Sony fulfills the highest requirements. Despite its compact design, the image meets the expectations of professional photographers.
Robust and Weatherproof Metal Construction Thanks to features that are designed to keep out dust and spray water, the lens is perfectly suited for critical outdoor conditions. It is also designed for many years of intensive use.
Innovative OLED Display For the first time, you can accurately read the focus distance and depth of field simply and intuitively on the OLED display on the lens. Especially in poor light conditions – excellent readability is always guaranteed.
Lens Design A lens with relatively few glass-air surfaces, it was developed by Dr. Ludwig Bertele at ZEISS in 1930. At the time it was one of the fastest high-speed lenses for 35 mm photography, with apertures as large as 1:1.5 and high contrast thanks to effective stray light reduction. Its high speed and high contrast helped give the lens its name, which is derived from the word “sun,” the symbol of maximum brightness. You continue to find the aforementioned benefits with modern lenses in the normal and telephoto ranges whose optical design is based on this basic type.
Fast F/1.8 aperture
For: Wedding, Portraiture
0.8m minimum focusing distance
OLED display for focus distance and DOF
Fast, quiet autofocus (AF)
Dust and weather seals
11 elements, 8 groups
Sony full-frame E-mount
f/1.8 - f/22
0,80 m (2.6 ft) – ∞
Free Working Distance
0,71 m (2.3 ft) – ∞
Angular Field** (diag | horiz | vert)
29° / 24° / 16°
Diameter of Image Field
43 mm (1.69")
Coverage at Close Range (MOD)**
189 x 283 mm (7.4 x 11.1")
Image Ratio at Minimum Object Distance
Lens Elements | Groups
11 / 8
Flange Focal Distance
Entrance Pupil Position (front of image plane)
18 mm (0.72")
M67 x 0.75
Rotation Angle of Focusing Ring
Focusing not mechanically coupled
92 mm (3.6")
Diameter of Focusing Ring
Length (with lens caps)
Length (without lens caps)
425g (1.0 lbs)
*) Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Fujifilm is a registered trademark of Fujifilm Corporation. Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
**) Referring to 24x36 mm format
***) Referring to APS-C format
ZEISS Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E
67mm Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap for ZEISS Touit E-Mount
Lens Hood for Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens
Limited 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 3 Years with Online Registration