Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Review

August 11, 2015 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 85mm

Our sharpness tests were conducted using a 42-megapixel Sony A7R II body mounted on a tripod. The camera's shutter release was also set on a timer-delay to avoid any possible camera shake. The test subject was shot using ambient lighting, hence some colour and contrast variation is to be expected between apertures.

The full frame at 85mmThe full frame at 85mm

Centre sharpness is impressively high throughout the entire aperture range, with peak performance between f/4-f/11. Corner sharpness is also excellent, again producing optimal sharpness at f/4-f/11.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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