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Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review | Dustin
« on: April 24, 2017, 02:56:23 PM »
Hello all.
   
I’ve published the written and video reviews today of the Batis 135mm.

Text Review:  http://bit.ly/batis28135DA
Video Review:  http://bit.ly/Batis28135YT
Image Gallery:  http://bit.ly/batis28135IG

I had to borrow a Sony a7R II to do this review, but it was enough to make me very jealous of getting autofocusing, image stabilized Zeiss glass.  Now if only that Sony body were more fun to actually use!

Here's a few shots I've taken with the lens:

April Showers by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

K.I.S.S. by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

Slowly Vanishing Snow (Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8) by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass
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Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review | Dustin
« on: April 24, 2017, 02:56:23 PM »

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Re: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review | Dustin
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 02:57:01 PM »
Here's a look at eyelashes in a crop (f/2.8)

6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review | Dustin
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 04:02:31 PM »
6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review | Dustin
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 05:10:01 PM »
Looks really good Dustin. As a Sony user I really enjoy Batis lenses. I was hoping for an f2 and willing to spend higher price.



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Re: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review | Dustin
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 09:44:37 PM »

Is the f/2.8 better in other ways?  It is APO?  Is it much lighter?

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Re: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review | Dustin
« Reply #5 on: Today at 04:37:08 AM »
Hi Dustin!

Great lens, great review. I wish we could have Zeiss with AF also for Canon ;)


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if only that Sony body were more fun to actually use!
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While I’m still not crazy about the ergonomics on the Sony body, I’ve come to appreciate what an incredible optical combination these two are.
really made me laugh and sure that this is fun to read but not to think of buying and changing the system.
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Re: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review | Dustin
« Reply #5 on: Today at 04:37:08 AM »