The ZEISS Batis Lenses are the first full-frame autofocus lenses for Sony's E-mount cameras to be exclusively developed and distributed by ZEISS. This new family of lenses is particularly suited for the use with Sony's alpha range of mirrorless full-frame system cameras. They make optimal use of the camera sensors, capturing every last detail with impressive contrast and high resolution. As well as offering fast and reliable autofocus, the Batis lens also support manual focusing, allowing users to choose the best option for each individual situation.
Sleek, modern design
With smooth surfaces reminiscent of the high-end ZEISS Otus lenses - emphasizes the superior quality of this new lens and gives the Batis lens an unmistakable look and feel.
For the demanding photographer
The cutting-edge OLED display showing the focus distance is a major highlight, an innovation that is currently unparalleled in the world of camera lenses. The electronic display is easy to read even in low light. It shows the distance between the camera system and the focal plane as well as the depth of field.
Furnished with dust and weather seals
Allows it to be used in even the harshest weather conditions. The fast, quiet AF drive with linear motors keeps the subject crisply in focus even when shooting in hectic situations. In addition, a handy, rubberized focus ring supports manual focusing, providing the user with full creative freedom when it comes to image composition. It also has a 'floating elements' design which compensates for aberrations of the lens at different distance settings.
11 lens elements in eight groups and features the ZEISS Sonnar optical design
The lens elements are made from special types of glass and designed to ensure superior image quality. The ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 is a particularly good choice for wedding photography and portrait shots, offering the high speed which provides plenty of creative scope to bring out the main subject. Thanks to its optical image stabilization, the ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 can capture outstanding images even under difficult, shifting light conditions.