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Gear Reviews

Zeiss 25mm & 85mm Batis Lenses Reviewed By DRTV

By Anthony Thurston on June 19th 2015

We don’t yet know what the eight new FE lenses Sony plans to unveil by 2016 are, nor will we for a while. But in the meantime, Zeiss is doing their part to help build up the list of native FE lenses with their new Batis line.


Kicking off the Batis line are the new 25mm and 85mm prime lenses, which are expected to begin shipping mid-July. DigitalRev has managed to get their hands on the Batis lenses prior to their release and took a break from their usual shenanigans to put together a great overview and mini-review of the two lenses.

This should be timed perfectly, with the a7R II coming is August; these lenses are sure to shine on that new body. I am incredibly excited to get the two lenses in for review and give them a good test on my A7 II. They look to be exactly the perfect lenses, as Kai mentions in the DRTV video, to compliment my FE 55mm F/1.8.

You can still get your pre-orders in on the 25mm and 85mm Batis lenses over on B&H here. You can also pre-order the a7R II now, here.

[via DRTV on Youtube]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Lester Terry

    Definitely on my purchase list

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  2. Lex Arias

    Beautiful glass

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  3. Kim Farrelly

    I was complaining about Sony not having any decent fast glass that my accountant won’t hit me for buying, looks like Zeiss do though, oh dear…

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  4. Austin Swenson

    Every time I watch a video from these guys, they seem to mess around more than actually review stuff, but I think what is also good about them is that they do videos with a “how does this thing suck, and how are we going to show that to people” mentality, which can be good if you want a realistic, honest review.

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  5. adam sanford

    Digital range scales that only show the working DOF *for the aperture you are on* = useful.

    It’s a small simpification, but I think it’s a shrewd one.

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