First Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 lens tests and reviews


As you know, Zeiss introduced the mid-telephoto prime lens. That’s why we want to give you some information about the new Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 lens tests and reviews.

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO Sonnar FE lens is the fourth member of the Batis lens family. It is designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras and has a price tag of $1,999. Check availability at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Do you think the new lens really worth $1999? Immediately after the announcement of the Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO Sonnar FE lens, new tests and reviews surfaced. Here is a roundup.

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 lens tests and reviews on the web

Lensrentals has posted a quick look article and they found the initial results good. A first look about the lens published by Brian SmithAmateur Photographer and The Phoblographer.

Japanese photographer Akiomi Kuroda published the images he shot with the new Zeiss Batis 135mm lens. See the samples on his website. More samples can be found from Very Big Lobo and Dustin Abbott.

Lisa Beaney tested the new Batis 135mm lens:

The lens is a 2.8 lens and not a 1.8 or 1.4 as I know some people were hoping for. I don’t think this would present a problem in the real world and to be honest I’d much rather have a camera/lens combination that feels nicely balanced when I hold it ! 

The focus with the lens was fast and accurate and when I switched to manual focussing the focus ring was very smooth and easy to use. If you are using this lens for filming then you can have very smooth focus adjustments.

The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer protection against dust and weather in addition to fast and quiet autofocus. Hope you find the first Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 lens tests and reviews useful.