Zeiss Announces Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO Sonnar FE lens

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO Sonnar lens officially announced for Sony’s full-frame E-mount cameras.  The mid-length telephoto prime lens is the fourth member of the Batis lens family.

The lens also sports a unique OLED display on the top of the lens barrel to indicate focus distance and depth of field range for quickly recognizing your focusing parameters.

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO Sonnar FE lens has a price tag of $1,999. It is available at Adorama and B&H Photo. Shipping will start from the beginning of May.

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO Sonnar FE lens officially announced

The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were specially developed for mirrorless, full-frame system cameras from Sony. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer protection against dust and weather in addition to fast and quiet autofocus.

This lens can also be used on APS-C models where it will provide a 202.5mm equivalent focal length. Dust and weather-sealed construction benefits using the lens in inclement shooting conditions.

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO Sonnar FE lens officially announced

ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 Technical Specifications

Thanks to the outstanding correction of all chromatic aberrations, the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is a high-performance telephoto lens with an Apo Sonnar design. The lens is the optimum solution for medium-distance portrait photography.

Performance Focal length 135 mm
Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
Camera mount Sony E-Mount*
Format compatibility Full Frame
Focusing range 0,87 m (2.9 ft) – ∞
Free working distance 0,74 m (2.4 ft) – ∞
Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 18° / 15° / 10°
Diameter of image field 43 mm (1.69″)
Coverage at close range (MOD)** 125 x 185 mm (4.9 x 7.3″)
Image ratio at minimum object distance 1:5.3
Lens elements | Groups 14 / 11
Flange focal distance 18 mm (0.71″)
Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)
Features Autofocus +
Image Stabilization +
Physical Filter thread M67 x 0.75
Rotation angle of focusing ring Focusing not mechanically coupled
Diameter max. 98 mm (3.9″)
Diameter of focusing ring 81 mm (3.2″)
Length (with lens caps) 133 mm (5.2″)
Length (without lens caps) 120 mm (4.7″)
Weight 614 g (1.4 lbs)

Check out the official Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO Sonnar FE lens page at Zeiss. High-resolution sample images can be found in this Flickr album.

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