John Riley at ephotozine.com and Jordan Steele at admiringlight.com posted full reviews of the new released Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens (Amazon| Adorama| eBay)and Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens (Amazon| Adorama| eBay). Both lenses are the “most have” for Sony a7 Series cameras.
“Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 lens is the bright prime lens, ideal for portraits.”Conclusions from Ephotozine:”The Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 is another lovely lens. The design and handling are a pleasure. The results ooze quality. The OLED display is an innovation that looks to be actually quite useful. The construction quality is impeccable. The only thing not to like is perhaps the price, but it starts to look much better value when pitched against other premium quality lenses. This Zeiss lens certainly delivers the goods for Sony 7 users.”
Admiringlight tested Zeiss 25mm Batis and writes:”The only real downside to the lens is the price, which at $1,299 US is going to be a steep barrier to entry for many shooters. Still, the lack of readily available stock for the 25mm and its 85mm brother show that there’s plenty of demand for this lens, even at this price. … If you want an excellent wide-angle prime, the Batis 25mm will fit the bill handily. It’s an outstanding addition to the Zeiss lineup and the Sony FE system.”
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