The upcoming Zeiss Batis 85mm F/1.8 shares not only a similar design style with the legendary Otus 85mm, but if you look closely at the MTF charts of both lenses, you will see that the Batis lens results also pretty closely resemble those of the Otus’s MTF as well.


This is an impressive feather for the Batis’s cap, as the Otus – as legendary as it is – comes in around $5,000. While the Batis comes in for only $1,200, is stabilized, and includes AF – both feats the Otus cannot claim.

Obviously, the Otus has the advantage of being an F/1.4 lens, and is of a much higher build quality. But the fact that this $1,200 Batis lens will offer you similar results for a fraction of the price is great news for Sony FE shooters.


If you are interested in the Batis lens,  you can learn more about it in our announcement post here. You can also get yours pre-ordered now from B&H and be one of the first to receive one.

What are your thoughts on the results from this new Zeiss Batis lens? Are you thinking about adding one to your kit? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via SaR]