Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 sample images
Many photographers like to head out with a 50mm fixed focal length. I don’t. Just give me a 24mm and an 85 mm lens. A set of these two fixed focal lengths has stolen my heart. Compact, not too heavy and usable in many situations. Shots made with a wide-angle lens or a short telephoto lens stand out more, to my mind.
I am probably not the only one who thinks that way, since the first two AF lenses that Zeiss has designed especially for Sony system cameras are a bright 25mm f/2 and an 85mm f/1.8. We tested both lenses on a Sony A7 R II. Perfect combinations in terms of hand fit and image quality, partly thanks to shockingly accurate AF. Recently, an 18mm f/2.8 Batis came to market. To make the choice even more difficult. Which Batis will you choose to go with your 85mm f/1.8?