Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* 2.8/135mm
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Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* 2.8/135mm
Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* 2.8/135mm
Lens mount(s)Sony E-mount
Technical data
Focus driveLinear motor
Focal length135mm
Image format35mm full-frame
Aperture (max/min)f/2.8 - f/22.0
Close focus distance0.87 metres (2.9 ft)
Max. magnification0.19x
Diaphragm blades9
Construction14 elements in 11 groups
Manual focus overrideYes Yes
Weather-sealingYes Yes
Lens-based stabilizationYes Yes
Aperture ringNo No
Unique featuresDigital focus distance scale, 8 anomalous partial dispersion glass elements
Max. length120 millimetres (4.7 in)
Diameter81 millimetres (3.2 in)
Weight614 grams (1.354 lb)
Retail info

The Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* 2.8/135mm is a full-frame (FE) telephoto prime lens for the Sony E-mount, announced by Zeiss on April 24, 2017.[1]

Though designed for Sony's full frame E-mount cameras, the lens can be used on Sony's APS-C E-mount camera bodies, with an equivalent full-frame field-of-view of 202.5mm.

Build quality

The lens features a minimalist weather resistant plastic construction with a matte black finish and a rubber focus ring. On the top of the lens is the OLED display that highlights the focus distance and depth of field range of the lens, which can be set to display at all times, never, or only when focusing manually.

Optical quality

The Batis 135mm is sharp wide open, with consistent results across the frame.[2] Chromatic aberration is "very low" at less than half a pixel wide open at the image edge.[2] The lens has its sweet spot at around f/4.[3] Vignetting is "far from severe", but there is some noticeable pincushion distortion[3] that can be eliminated with in-camera correction or raw processing.[3]


Portrait photographer Bing Putney, writing an opinion for SLR Lounge ahead of having tested the lens, suggested that the Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* 2.8/135mm, given its introductory price, should be a stop faster to realistically compete with the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master or Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art, while also admitting that the Sigma lacks image stabilisation, which the Zeiss has, and requires an adapter to be used on Sony cameras.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8: Digital Photography Review". Imaging Resource. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b John Riley (2017-05-02). "Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Apo Sonnar T* Review". Ephotozine.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b c Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 (2017-04-05). "Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 review - Page 5 of 7". Amateur Photographer. Retrieved .
  4. ^ 7:30 AM. "Opinion: Why the New Zeiss Batis 135mm Misses the Mark". SLR Lounge. Retrieved .

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