Zeiss 135mm F2.8 Batis E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 4   
reviewer#45845 date: Mar-22-2022
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 85 f1.8
price paid:GBP800 (used)
positive:Snappy autofocus
Zeiss colours and micro contrast
Sharpness
Weight (compared to 135 GM)
negative:'Only' f2.8 (though that gives weight and size benefit)
comment:I was looking for a 135mm prime that delivered good AF, great rendering and good sharpness, as well as not being big and heavy. Whilst the lens has its critics for only being f2.8, it is much lighter than the GM, and sharpness is still excellent on a 42mp sensor. This has become my favourite lens for portraiture as well as outdoor family shots.
reviewer#42982 date: Jan-13-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:ZA Sonnar 135 f1.8
price paid:approx 2000 Euro
positive:Everything. Sharpness, color, Zeiss pop, bokeh, handling, look.
negative:Nothing
comment:Pictures taken require hardly any post-processing. Further, you can easily crop a 300-400 mm equivalent part out of a picture and it will look just as sharp as with a real high quality 300-400 mm.
reviewer#39944 date: Sep-25-2017
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:SAL70300G, Jupiter-11A 4/135, Jupiter-37A 3.5/135, Minolta 70-210/4
price paid:1969 USD
positive:Almost everything, sharpness, microcontrast, Zeiss look, etc.
negative:Lens cap and the tiny blue dot for adaption mark on the mount is almost undiscernable. AF hunts a bit when on narrower apertures (f8 and up).
comment:An excellent lens and a superb performer, fast AF, fantastic micro-contrast, resolves easily the tiniest details. Even manual focusing is easy. Highly recommended!
reviewer#38856 date: May-11-2017
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 2,8/135 mm
price paid:1.999,00 €
positive:Sharpness from f2.8, bokeh, weather sealing, stabilizer, handling, build and weight, apochromatic correction, internal focusing.
negative:Nothing, as far as the lens is concerned. For the price, Zeiss could have already delivered a lens bag!
comment:This APO-Sonnar convinces with an outstanding sharpness performance already from full aperture and a great bokeh! The restriction of max. "only" f2.8 results in a relatively light and easy to handle telephoto lens. Weather Sealing, the apochromatic correction and the completely silent focusing process underline the outstanding performance of this Zeiss lens. There are worlds between the Minolta AF 2.8/135 mm and the Apo-Sonnar. Highly recommended!
reviews found: 4   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.75
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.95

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