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Sony Alpha A7S II

High performance full frame 12-megapixel sensor..

Sony Alpha A7R II

Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..

Sony Alpha A7R II Kolarivision for Leica M

A7R II modified sensor cover glass for Leica M lens performance..

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

Top-grade medium telephoto..

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

Extreme wide angle zoom..

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Pro-grade f/2.8 wide angle zoom..

Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Wide angle to telephoto zoom with optical stabilization..

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Distagon

Outstanding wide angle, superb performer..

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar

Manual focus telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis (Overview)

Zeiss autofocus lenses Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

Autofocus extreme wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon

Autofocus wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2

All-around slightly wide angle/normal with close focus..

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar

Autofocus portrait lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO-Sonnar

Apochromatic pin-sharp medium telephoto for Sony full-frame mirrorless..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-10-31 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Examples: Bishop Creek at Dusk, Handheld

2018-10-29 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Ascending Aspen

2018-10-29 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Autumn Aspen in Deep Valley

2018-10-29 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Yellow and Orange Fall Color

2018-10-26 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Yellow Leaves on White Aspen Trunks

2018-10-22 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/4 CF: Bokeh Wide Open at f/2 Shows Nonagonal Shape of Lens Diaphragm

2018-10-21 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Lichen Covered Rock

2018-10-20 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Bishop Creek Aspen

2018-10-20 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Sprinter Van, Late Dusk

2018-10-20 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: View up Bishop Creek, Late Dusk

2018-10-20 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: White Aspen, Late Dusk

2018-10-19 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Evaluating Secondary Color

2018-10-19 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: Mountainside near Aspendell

2018-10-19 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Aperture Series: White Aspen, Late Dusk

2018-10-16 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Arrived, Testing it Soon

2018-09-29 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Rock Creek

2018-09-29 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Rock Creek with Flowers

2018-09-27 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 Announced

2018-09-27 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2: Data Sheets Continue to Omit Optical Distortion, Showing Only Corrected Distortion

2018-09-23 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Upper Conness Lake

2018-09-10 Compared: Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 to Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2: View from Dana Lakes to Mt Conness

2018-08-31 Zeiss Lenspire Articles—Read all 17

2018-07-11 Reader Comment: Zeiss Batis or Sigma Art FE?

2018-01-27 Shootout: Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS vs Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2, on Sony A7R III

2017

2017-12-04 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Getting started with Focus Stacking – How to achieve more detailed images”

2017-09-20 Zeiss Loxia and Zeiss Batis Lenses at a Discount

2017-08-29 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Micro Contrast and the Zeiss 'Pop'”

2017-08-27 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? Normal Lenses”

2017-08-23 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM 3-Way Shootout vs Sony 12-24mm f/4 and Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2: Rock Creek Meadow

2017-08-21 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM 3-Way Shootout vs Sony 12-24mm f/4 and Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8: Rock Creek Meadow

2017-07-25 Shootout: Sony 12-24mm f/4G vs Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 (Blue Water Flows Over Dark Rocks, Sony A7R II)

2017-07-24 Shootout: Sony 12-24mm f/4G vs Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 (Pescadero Creek, Sony A7R II)

2017-05-22 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? A series by Lloyd Chambers”

2017-04-15 Reader Question: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 for Sony Mirrorless

2017-04-05 Reviewed: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8

2017-02-16 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? A series by Lloyd Chambers”

2016

2016-11-19 Shootout: Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 vs Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8: Lundy Beaver Ponds (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-03 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8: Examples in Hall Natural Area (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-02 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8: Examples at Close Range

2016-08-29 Close Range with the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8

2016-08-27 Close Range with a Wide Angle Lens

2016-08-23 Zeiss Loxia and Zeiss Batis on Sony: Ideal for Hiking

2016-08-22 Panoramas with Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon (Oneida Lake)

2016-05-19 Availability / Lead Time for Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon for Sony

2016-05-03 Zeiss Batis 25/2 and 85/1.8 Now In Stock + Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8

2016-04-23 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon Examples: Purissima Creek

2016-04-23 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon: Imperturbable Brilliance, 3D Feel, a Lens Justifying the Camera

2016-04-20 Optical Distortion: Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 and Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 for Sony Mirrorless

2016-04-19 Sony A7R II + Sony G Master Lenses: Major Focusing Bug?

2016-04-19 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon Optical Design

2016-04-16 Sony G Master 85mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Understanding Behavior, Particularly Focus Shift

2016-04-15 Close Range Perspectives with Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

2016-04-15 Shootout at Close Range: Sony G Master 85mm f/1.4 vs Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar (Dolls, Sony A7R II) UPDATED

2016-04-14 REVIEWED in Depth: the NEW Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

2016-04-14 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon: Data Sheet Confusing Because Distortion Graph is Software-Corrected (only)

2016-04-14 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon: MTF Can Be Better than the MTF Charts Show

2016-02-10 Reader Question: Which Camera System?

2016-01-31 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Examples: Lundy Canyon, Before the Snow (Sony A7R II)

2016-01-31 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Examples: Rain to Snow in Lundy Canyon, early November (Sony A7R II)

2016-01-22 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 on Sony A7S II Aperture Series: Blue Dusk Settles on Snowy Lundy Canyon

2015

2015-11-24 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Examples: Post-Snowstorm Climb (Sony A7R II)

2015-11-10 Sony A7S II + Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Beaver Pond View Through Dual Aspen to Snow on High Peaks

2015-11-10 Sony A7S II + Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Snowy Beaver Pond in Brilliant November Sunshine

2015-11-02 Sunrise Brings an Alaskan Cold Front

2015-11-01 Stalwart: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon (morning at Lundy Lake)

2015-10-30 Yosemite Snowstorm: the Day After

2015-10-27 Kolarivision-Modified Sony A7R II vs Leica M240: What are the Real Gains?

2015-10-26 Reviewed: Kolarivision-Modified Sony A7R II with Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon

2015-10-01 Reader Inquiry: Zeiss Batis Weather Sealing

2015-09-22 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Golden Reflection (Sony A7R II)

2015-09-15 Reader Comment: Travel Cameras, Small Kit

2015-09-13 A Visit to Zeiss, and back

2015-08-26 Sunset: Blue, Gold, Green

2015-08-23 Sony In-Body-Image-Stabilization (IBIS) aka SteadyShot: Is There a Downside?

2015-08-23 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Yellow Flowers by Waterfall (Sony A7R II)

2015-08-23 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Yellow Flowers by Waterfall (Sony A7R II)

2015-08-22 Sony A7R II: Conclusions

2015-08-22 Sony A7R II: Evaluating SteadyShot (IBIS) Handheld at 1/20 Second at 25mm

2015-08-22 Sony A7R II: Examples with Zeiss Batis: Dana Lake, Dana Glacier Climb

2015-08-22 Sony A7R II: Focus Accuracy Better than Any DSLR I’ve Ever Used

2015-08-20 Sony A7R II: Examples with Zeiss Batis: Dana Lake, Dana Glacier Climb

2015-07-21 Zeiss Batis Lenses Have Shipped (a few days ago)

2015-07-05 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Examples: Mary Lake + Mt Conness Area

2015-07-05 Zeiss Batis Lenses to Ship “Mid July”

2015-06-16 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Examples: Lundy Canyon, Hoover Wilderness

2015-06-14 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Aspen Trunks

2015-06-13 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Examples: White Mountains

2015-06-13 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Examples: White Mountains

2015-06-11 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Meadow View of Mt Conness East

2015-06-10 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Dusk At Ellery Lake

2015-06-10 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Pine by Creek in Heavy Snowstorm

2015-06-10 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Sunrise at Saddlebag Lake

2015-06-06 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 and 85mm f/1.8: Snowstorm in the Hoover Wilderness Examples/Narrative

2015-06-04 Snowstorm in the Hoover Wilderness (with Zeiss Batis, Sony 28/2)

2015-06-01 White Mountains Melt

2015-05-31 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 and 85mm f/1.8 in the Field

2015-05-27 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Lens Rendering Series: Grass Clump in Mid Stream + Dark Rocks (Sony A7R)

2015-05-26 Zeiss Batis: Notes on OLED Display, Distance and Depth of Field Scales

2015-05-25 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Creek Overview (Sony A7R)

2015-05-25 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Sapling Above Creek (Sony A7R)

2015-05-25 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Sculptured Elegance (Sony A7R)

2015-05-24 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Through the Boulders (Sony A7R)

2015-05-24 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Caution: Sony SteadyShot Destroys Sharpness on a Tripod

2015-05-24 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Rocks

2015-05-23 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar: First Look, Portraits

2015-05-22 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar: Here we Go

2015-04-29 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon: MTF Series from f/2 - f/16 + Distortion

2015-04-29 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar: MTF Series from f/1.8 - f/16 + Distortion

2015-04-22 Zeiss Announces 'Batis' line: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar

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