Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Review

August 11, 2015 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R

The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R is a very fast short telephoto prime lens for Fujifilm X-series compact system cameras. Offering a classic focal range of 84mm in 35mm terms, is the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R lens worth considering? Read our Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R review to find out...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

The AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G is a fast mid-range telephoto prime lens for Nikon full-frame DSLRs. With a maximum aperture of f/1.8 and an iris diaphragm with seven rounded blades, the AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G should be able to create excellent bokeh effects. Read our in-depth Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G review.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 45mm f/1.8

The M.ZUIKO Digital 45mm f/1.8 is a new portrait lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering a 90mm focal length, fast and near-silent focusing and a bright maximum aperture of f/1.8, this short tele-photo lens is perfect for head and shoulder portraits. Read our Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 45mm f/1.8 review to find out if it's a must-have for all Micro Four Thirds users.

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH

The Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH is a new portrait lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering an 85mm focal length, an ultra-bright maximum aperture of f/1.2, fast and near-silent focusing, and built in optical image stabilisation, this short tele-photo lens is perfect for head and shoulder portraits. Read our Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH review to find out if it's a must-have lens for Micro Four Thirds users.

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC is a portait prime lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 is a much more affordable alternative to the Nikon and Canon equivalents thanks largely to being manual-focus only. Read our in-depth Samyang 85mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC review complete with full-size sample images.

Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T*

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* is a premium short-telephoto prime lens for Canon and Nikon 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The manual-focus Otus 85mm offers a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, 9 aperture blades, and superlative build quality. Read our Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* review now...

Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2

The Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 is a fast new portrait lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering an 85mm focal length, an ultra-bright maximum aperture of f/1.2, nine aperture blades and manual focusing, this short tele-photo lens is perfect for head and shoulder portraits. Read our Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 review to find out if it's a worthwhile lens for Micro Four Thirds users...