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Incredibly sharp, amazing detail and all the prestige as one would expect from Zeiss all come together in this stunning prime telephoto lens

Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis Lens (Sony E-Mount Fit)


  • New Or Secondhand: New
  • Lens is suitable for: Sony APS-C & Full Frame E-Mount
  • Fitting: Sony E-Mount (APS-C & Full Frame)
  • Standard PRIME
  • Telephoto PRIME
  • Filter Size: 67mm

Product code: Z8518S (4047865800617)

(110 reviews)


No used versions available

Product Details

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Sonnar Optical Design
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • OLED Display for Focus Distance and DoF
  • Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Dust- and Weather-Sealed Construction

High speed, fast autofocus, and optical image stabilizer – in an easy telephoto range for the full frame: the perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography.

Thanks to a speed of f1.8, very low depths of field can be used creatively. The optical image stabilization allows for successful hand-held shooting even in poor light conditions. With a focal length of 85 mm, the lens is the perfect companion for portrait, event, and wedding photography.

The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were developed especially for mirrorless full-frame system cameras by Sony. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer protection against dust and splashing water in addition to fast and easy autofocus. For creative work, the distance and depth of field can be read from the innovative OLED display. With the completely new lens design, the high-speed ZEISS Batis family offers perfect imaging performance.

A lens design with relatively few glass-to-air surfaces, invented by Dr. Ludwig Bertele at ZEISS in 1930 to provide the fastest lenses of that day for 35 mm photography offering speeds up to f/1.5 and well controlled veiling glare. This is where the name comes from, containing the German word for sun, ’Sonne’, the symbol of utmost brightness.

Smooth and reliable autofocus

The design of the autofocus system requires an extremely accurate shifting of particular lens groups. The focusing system of ZEISS lenses is designed to ensure a robust and smooth-running autofocus mechanism with the best imaging performance.

Versatile full-frame lens

The powerful lens for the mirrorless full-frame system of Sony fulfils the highest requirements. Despite its compact design, the image meets the expectations of professional photographers.

Optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization gives you clear, steady images in poor light conditions. Combined with the camera's own OIS, it provides you the benefits of both systems. In addition, this feature also allows for perfect images without digital noise, as the OIS values do not have to be increased to compensate for poor light conditions.

Robust and weatherproof metal construction

Thanks to features that are designed to keep out dust and spray water, the lens is perfectly suited for critical outdoor conditions. It is also designed for many years of intensive use.

Innovative OLED display

For the first time, you can accurately read the focus distance and depth of field simply and intuitively on the OLED display on the lens. Especially in poor light conditions – excellent readability is always guaranteed.

Product Reviews

Lightweight, Strong construction, Sharp focus, Easy to use, Durable

Having owned and used lot's of Carl Zeiss lenses this was a easy choice for the Sony a7m3 & a7r cameras i use now. It hits the sweat spot for price vs the G master f1.4 option. At f1.8 it's super sharp and has lovely colour and contrast.

Clifton Cameras

I brought this lens for portrait work and its AMAZING! Sharper than the Zeiss 55mm in my books! The thing I liked was how light it feels, coming from a Canon background this on a A7R2 or A7S body feels very well balanced.

Clifton Cameras

Beautiful lens and if this is the shape of things to come, this Batis range will be must have lenses for the Sony.

Clifton Cameras
Clifton Cameras
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B&H Photo

Theres literally nothing wrong with this lens. Foliage bokeh is a little jagged a double-lined(if youre picky). But AF is fast,its lightweight,colors and sharpness are good too. If you use 85mm for weddings or events,get this one. Buy it used though,its ridiculously priced :) as all Batis are.

B&H Photo

I am very happy with this lens and I am glad I bought it. The lens is almost perfect; the only thing I would complain about is that I wish the lens hood attached a little better. Right now the lens hood has a soft click when it snaps into place, and I wish the click was a little stronger, however,...

Awesome lens, beautiful colour rendering, just blown away by it well worth the wait

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