The ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 for Sony E-Mount has just been announced, making it the first 135mm, stabilized lens for E-Mount.
Diehard ZEISS Batis fans can breathe a sigh of relief at the announcement of the 135mm f/2.8 telephoto prime. It’s the first 135mm lens available for E-Mount, with fast auto-focusing and optical image stabilization for handheld shooting. The Apo Sonnar lens design reduces chromatic aberration and distortions to achieve maximum definition and sharpness in the telephoto range.
The fast aperture of f/2.8 paired with precision optics is guaranteed to produce pleasing bokeh, isolating your subject in the frame while staying sharp wide open. Also, weighing only 614g and with a length of 120mm, the lens is lighter than the Canon 135mm f/2 L series competitor.
ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 Specifications:
- Full frame E-Mount lens
- Aperture range of f/2.8 to f/22
- Minimum focus distance of 87cm
- 18-degree field of view
- 14 elements in 11 groups in a floating element design.
- Fast auto-focusing
- Optical Image Stabilization
- Filter thread diameter: 67mm
Like the other lenses in the ZEISS Batis range, the 135mm f/2.8 is weatherproof and has an OLED display to visualize the depth of field and accurate focusing distance. For more information and sample images of the lens, visit the ZEISS website here.
The ZEISS Batis 135mm f/2.8 will be available from dealers from May 2017, retailing for around EUR 1,700 (excluding tax). We expect to see this lens at NAB in a few weeks’ time, so stay tuned for updates!