DXO: Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 > Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8

The new Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 makes the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8mm largely irrelevant if you own a camera with IBIS. While upgrading to the Sony G Master provides a measurable improvement. Sony has been making some interesting choices with their recently released/announced lenses, but I doubt anyone would be disappointed with any one of these three or in DXO’s words;

“Large high-speed primes such as the 85mm F1.4 G Master are nice to have, but they are pricey, large, and sometimes intimidating. When it comes to moderate-speed lenses, it sometimes seems that manufacturers put price before outright optical performance. That’s not the case here. While not exactly cheap, the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 costs less than its premium G Master sibling or even the rival Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8, yet it has a real nice balance of performance, with excellent sharpness and low lateral color and distortion. Apart from a little vignetting, with its unobtrusive size and low weight, this new lens looks to be an excellent alternative for all the right reasons.”


Sony FE 85mm f/1.8: B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8: B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM: B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama

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