ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E

BH #ZE13528 • MFR #2136-695
ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Eight Low Dispersion Elements
  • Apochromatic Sonnar Optical Design
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Mixing advanced optics with contemporary performance, the Batis 135mm f/2.8 from ZEISS is a mid-length telephoto prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Characterized as an apochromat, the Sonnar optical design, along with the use of eight anomalous partial dispersion elements, helps to effectively eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and rendering. A floating elements system is also used, for consistent performance throughout the focusing range, in order to achieve even sharpness and illumination. 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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ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 Overview

Mixing advanced optics with contemporary performance, the Batis 135mm f/2.8 from ZEISS is a mid-length telephoto prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Characterized as an apochromat, the Sonnar optical design, along with the use of eight anomalous partial dispersion elements, helps to effectively eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and rendering. A floating elements system is also used, for consistent performance throughout the focusing range, in order to achieve even sharpness and illumination. 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.

Batis-series lenses are distinguished by their innovative use of an OLED display on the lens barrel, which highlights the focus distance and depth of field range for quickly recognizing your focusing parameters. As an autofocus lens, linear motors are used to deliver quick, quiet, and smooth focusing performance to suit both stills and video applications. Additionally, this lens incorporates optical image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working with slower shutter speeds and a dust- and weather-sealed construction lends itself to shooting in trying environments.

Short telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 202.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
Sonnar optical concept suits the combination of a large maximum aperture and long focal length, and also contributes to notable sharpness, well-controlled flare, and high contrast.
Apochromatic optical design utilizes eight anomalous partial dispersion elements to virtually eliminate color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Optical image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.
Floating elements system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range, from 2.9' to infinity.
Integrated OLED display on the top of the lens shows the working focus distance as well as the depth of field range for quickly recognizing the parameters of focus in use, even when working in low-light conditions.
Linear motors benefit the autofocus performance of the lens and provide smooth, fast, and quiet operation. For manual focusing, a rubberized ring offers greater tactile control for precise placement of focus.
Dust and weather-sealed construction benefits using the lens in inclement shooting conditions.

ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length135mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View18°
Minimum Focus Distance2.85' / 87 cm
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Optical Design14 Elements in 11 Groups
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.86 x 4.72" / 98 x 120 mm
Weight1.35 lb / 614 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.7 x 6.85 x 5.5"
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how does it compare to GM 135?

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Asked by: Nuvain
Zeiss is much lighter but with same optical quality. Sony has a faster aperture, on/off autofocus switch, mechanical aperture ring and customizable focus hold buttons on the side. Zeiss has a aesthetic design. Both lenses provide beautiful sharp images and stunning color transmission.
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Date published: 2021-06-15

what is this product's UPC code?

what is this product's UPC code?
Asked by: MITCHELL
Correct, this is the same for all of the lenses 4 047865 800662 0000002136695
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-15

If used with A7R iv will I lose the cameras AF?

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Asked by: Barbara
The ZEISS Batis lenses are fully compatible with the Sony A7 & A9 cameras, in addition to the E mount video cameras such as the FX-9.
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Date published: 2020-06-15

How is the image stabilization disengaged when ...

How is the image stabilization disengaged when the camera has Image stabilization or camera attached to tripod?
Asked by: MITCHELL
When using a new E mount camera, the camera will detect the stabilization of a tripod and shut off the stabilization in the camera and the lens.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2020-06-26

Has anyone paired this with the 6000 series? I ...

Has anyone paired this with the 6000 series? I have a 6500 and looking for advice.
Asked by: Allen
The ZEISS Batis lenses are fully compatible with any Sony E mount still or video camera, including the APS-C 6000 series.
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2019-09-16

Is the manual focus mechanical or focus-by-wire?

Is the manual focus mechanical or focus-by-wire?
Asked by: Jacob
focus-by-wire. The Batis lenses are not mechanical like the Loxia line is.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-02-04

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How does the sharpness/contrast look wide open?
Asked by: Joel
You can review the MTF chart for the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 at the website below. The MTF data is produced at wide-open aperture and at f/5.6, the setting which produces the maximum contrast and sharpness. You will see the lens produces excellent results at wide-open aperture, which is improved only slightly in the corners when stopped down. <a href= https://www.zeiss.com/content/dam/camera-lenses/files/service/download-center/datasheets/batis-lenses/datasheet-zeiss-batis-28135.pdf target= _blank >https://www.zeiss.com/content/dam/camera-lenses/files/service/download-center/datasheets/batis-lenses/datasheet-zeiss-batis-28135.pdf</a>
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does Sony's focus/eye focus work with this lens?
Asked by: Joel
YesThat is what it was designed forIm very happy with it
Answered by: Alvin M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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