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Product Overview

Overall rating:

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8

Pros:

  • + Superb sharpness even at f/2.8
  • + Essentially no chromatic aberration
  • + Relatively low vignetting
  • + Fast, silent, accurate autofocus
  • + Solid, weather-sealed construction

Cons:

  • - Visible pincushion distortion
  • - Very expensive for an f/2.8 prime

Product:

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£1,749.00

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Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 review: Specifications

Details

Image format:Full frame
Filter Diameter:67mm
Lens design:14 elements in 12 groups
Diaphragm blades:9
Aperture range:f/2.8-f/22
Minimum focus:87cm
Length:120mm
Diameter:84mm
Weight:614g
Lens mount:Sony E
  1. 1. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 review: Introduction
  2. 2. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 review: Features
  3. 3. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 review: Focusing
  4. 4. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 review: Image Quality
  5. 5. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review: Test results
  6. 6. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 review: Verdict
  7. 7. Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 review: Specifications
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