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Carl Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Sony E-Mount

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The medium telephoto lens for a new era.
Long focal length, fast autofocus, optical image stabilization. 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.

The advanced correction of the Apo Sonnar lens design ensures extremely realistic portrayal of your subject. To avoid shaking, an optical image stabilizer has also been integrated in the design. The fast and precise autofocus is your guarantee of sharply defined images - even in difficult light. The shallow depth of field at maximum aperture allows the creative combination of focus and blur, allowing you to direct the viewer's attention to the main subject of your photo.

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. For creative photography, the innovative OLED display shows the distance and depth of field to ensure that the focusing range can always be perfectly set. The result: images that will amaze you. The completely new design of the high-speed ZEISS Batis family offers perfect image quality.


A lens with relatively few glass-air surfaces, it was developed by Dr. Ludwig Bertele at ZEISS in 1930. At the time it was one of the fastest high-speed lenses for 35 mm photography, with apertures as large as 1:1.5 and high contrast thanks to effective stray light reduction. Its high speed and high contrast helped give the lens its name, which is derived from the word “sun,” the symbol of maximum brightness. You continue to find the aforementioned benefits with modern lenses in the normal and telephoto ranges whose optical design is based on this basic type.

Sonnar Design
Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
"Floating elements" design
Technical Specifications
ZEISS Batis 2.8/135
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
Lens elements | Groups
14 / 11
Flange focal distance
18 mm (0.71")
Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)
Image Stabilization
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")
614 g (1.4 lbs)


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