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Zeiss Batis 25mm F/2 Review

I reviewed the Zeiss Touit lenses for Sony APS-C sensor cameras a few years ago, and they were excellent in quality and design, although the focusing motors were rather loud with questionable accuracy and speed. Thankfully, the Zeiss Batis series uses a very quiet and fast linear focusing system (just like better Sony lenses), so you video shooters will not be bothered by focus motor noise. So does that make the Zeiss Batis 25mm F/2 a better performer?

For landscape users the Zeiss 25mm F/2 is almost perfect; technical image quality at F/2 is about as good as it gets, unless

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Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 SSM Carl Zeiss Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 SSM Carl Zeiss zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens SAL2470Z  Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar ZA Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, softcase and users manual. Cost $1998 retail Build quality Very good Additional information
Also consider the Minolta AF 28-70mm F/2.8 G orSony/Tamron…

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Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm F/2 SSM Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm F/2 SSM lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens SAL-24F20Z  Sony 24mm F/2 SSM Carl Zeiss Distagon Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, vinyl pouch and user’s manual. Cost $1398 Build quality Excellent Additional information
New Sony Carl Zeiss distagon design introduced in 2010. Specifications below

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Sony 85mm F/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 85mm F/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar lens.  Scroll down for the review.

Lens SAL-85F14Z  Sony 85mm F/1.4 Box contents
Front and rear caps, carrying pouch, hood and a users manual. Cost $1698 retail Build quality Very good Additional information
New Carl Zeiss design for Sony. Specifications below
Optical configuration 8 elements in 7 groups…

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Sony 135mm F/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 135mm F/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar lens.  Scroll down for the review. Lens SAL-135F18Z  Sony 135mm F/1.8 Box contents
Front and rear caps, carrying pouch, hood and a users manual. Cost $1798 retail Build quality Very good Additional information
New Carl Zeiss design for Sony. Specifications below
Optical configuration 11 elements in 8 groups…

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Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 ZA Zoom Lens Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens SAL-1680Z  Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 zoom lens Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, nice carrying case and users manual. Cost $998 retail Build quality Good Additional information
Performs much the same as the…

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