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Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* FE 85 mm f/ 1.8 Lens

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Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* FE 85 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* FE 85 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Optical design

Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* FE 85 mm f/ 1.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony E

First year of production: 2015

Optical design: 11 elements / 8 groups

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Owners (4)

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Average price: $1199


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Additional information:
  • Angle of view of 29° / 24° / 16°; on a 35mm full frame sensor
  • Oled display

Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* FE 85mm f/1,8 is prime lens for full frame Sony E or  APS-C (127,5 mm equivalent).


The primary differences between Milvus, Otus, Loxia, Batis and Touit are:

  • Milvus:   for Canon EF (ZE)  and  Nikon F (ZF.2) mount,  manual focus
  • Otus:   for Canon EF (ZE)  and  Nikon F (ZF.2) mount,  manual focus
  • Batis:   for Sony E-mount,  autofocus
  • Touit:   for Sony E-mount  and  FujiFilm X,  manual focus
  • Loxia:  for Sony E-mount,  manual focus

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Posted by: Milos Stradiot   Date of publication: 27.03.2016

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Optical quality5.003
Pricing / Value4.673
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Owner reviews: Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* FE 85 mm f/ 1.8

Bartlomiej 13.03.2021 14:28:31
Period of use: 1 year


Lightweight, microcontrast, bokeh, sharp wide open, color rendering, optical stabilization, excellent zeiss multi- coating, excellent af performance


overpriced, f1.8


It`s overpriced f1.8 prime lense...however it is only cons. This fast prime lense gives you beautiful color rendering, 3d pop and is very sharp across all frame from f1.8, af almost never missed but in low light situation will hunt, works marvellous with eye af. I hesitated between Batis 85mm f1.8 and Sony 85mm f1.8 and I choose this first.

Ferenc Boloni 16.01.2018 14:26:51
Period of use: 1 year


Amazing lens sharp wide open nice bokeh and on lens is not writed but have image stabilization this is the reason why i buy it instead the cheaper the same optic quality Sony lens .


In low lights conditions sometimes ghosting ...hard focusing .


If some think in professional  way of portrait or fashion photography is a great choice this time they are some new other better lenses even at f/1.4 but not image stabilized .