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ZEISS Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E

BH #ZE8518B • MFR #2103-751
ZEISS Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • Sonnar Optical Design
Updating a tried-and-true optical design for use with full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, the Batis 85mm f/1.8 from ZEISS is a portrait-length, short telephoto lens featuring a fast maximum aperture for greater focus control and enhanced low-light shooting. The Sonnar-type design, in conjunction with three anomalous partial dispersion elements, offers high contrast and accurate rendering by virtually eliminating color fringing and chromatic aberrations. A floating elements system is also used, for consistent performance throughout the focusing range, in order to achieve even sharpness and clarity. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and lens flare for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in difficult lighting conditions.
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Is this Batis 85mm ideal for indoor basketball ...

Is this Batis 85mm ideal for indoor basketball usage, focus fast enough?
Asked by: Harry
The autofocus speed/accuracy really depends on the camera. Although this lens would be serviceable for shooting sports, you'll be much happier spending a little more to get the Sony FE 70-200mm F4. That's the perfect lens if you're just getting into sideline shooting; it will give you more reach and flexibility than the 85, and it is a little sturdier.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-27


Hi B&H,Just want to know if this lens and its brother 25mm f2.0 are make in Germany. I suspect they are but have seen a concrete answer from all the ads and reveiws, could you confirm? Thanks.Scott C.
Asked by: Scott C.
Answered by: Jason A.
Date published: 2023-05-03


can the lens hood reverse mount on the lens?
Asked by: Goh
Answered by: Clarence K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is this lens weather sealed?

Is this lens weather sealed?
Asked by: Anthony
Yes the ZEISS Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens is weather sealed.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-02-11


Will this lens work on the a6000?
Asked by: John T.
Yes, it will work beautifully. This lens will work with any E mount camera. But instead of a 85mm it will be an 127.5mm lens equivalente due to the 1.5 factor.
Answered by: David M.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Will this lense fit a Sony A6?
Asked by: Rodrigo A.
This lens will work with any E mount Sony camera.
Answered by: David M.
Date published: 2018-08-26


When will these ship?
Asked by: Jason K.
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Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

There seems to have been a 2020 firmware update ...

There seems to have been a 2020 firmware update for this lens. Do the new ones have this update?
Asked by: Roderick
Just looking at more recent news at there's no firmware update for 85/1.8
Answered by: STONE
Date published: 2021-12-16
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