Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens Gets DxOMarked

DxOMark published their test results for the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 fast prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras which is currently priced for $1,250.

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens test results shows the lens score of 39 points and performed an excellent optical performance. The lens tested on Sony A7R full-frame E-mount camera.

According to DxOMark test, they find the lens offers uniform and strong resolution between f/4 and f/11. At the wider aperture settings, good center resolution is recorded, with just a little drop-off in the outer field, and at f/22, sharpness levels drop to around 60%, but remain homogenous across the frame.

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens Test Results

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens Test Results

The ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 is a moderate tele lens which offers 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 fast prime optic 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.

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From DxOmark conclusion:

While not cheap, the $1,199 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 offers good value for money, considering the solid Zeiss construction, features, and performance. On the A7R, it’s not quite as sharp as the similarly-priced Sony FE 90mm f/2.8, but sharpness is still very good. What’s more, with improved light transmission thanks to that faster f/1.8 maximum aperture, the Zeiss lens is better suited for low-light event photography, as well as creative portraiture, over the Sony. We can’t wait to pit the Zeiss Batis 85mm and the Sony FE 90mm against the new Sony 85mm f/1.4GM just as soon as we get one in the lab.