Zeiss is well known for making spectacularly sharp lenses, but with that high optical quality often comes a correspondingly large price tag. However, the Batis 85mm f/1.8 is much cheaper than some of its counterparts, making it an intriguing option for many photographers. This great video review takes a look at the lens to help you decide if it's right for you.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this helpful video review takes a look at the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens. The 85mm Batis has some nifty features. First, it has autofocus, which might not sound nifty, but remember that many Zeiss lenses do not. Second, it has an OLED screen on top that reads out focus distance and depth of field information. But of course, when it comes to a Zeiss lens, what you're probably most interested in is the image quality, specifically if a sub-$1,000 lens can hold its own against siblings like the Otus line, particularly since there isn't an 85mm Otus lens available for Sony shooters at the moment. You might be pleasantly surprised by the performance of the Batis (and by its relatively diminutive size that makes it great for carrying on the go). Check out the video above for the full rundown.