Category: Zeiss

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Zeiss Loxia 85/2.4 vs Zeiss Batis 85/1.8 vs Sony FE 85/1.4 GM vs Sony SAL 85/1.4 ZA. Battle of 85mm lenses for Sony E Mount – Comparative Lens Review

Introduction I got a chance to compare few 85mm lenses on my Sony A7II and A7r cameras. This comparative review took much more time to complete than I expected and meanwhile another two interesting rivals hit the market - new Sigma 85/1.4 Art and Sony FE 85/1.8. While Sigma is rather DSLR designed lens, Sony…

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Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Hands-On (Photokina 2016)

I already published Loxia 85/2.4 hands-on in the Photokina coverage article, but it deserves its dedicated space, so here it is, slightly reorganized and with some new content. I had a short interview with Mr. Cristophe Casenave, senior product manager in Zeiss and expert on weather sealing. VBL:Aren't you afraid that Batis and Loxia are…

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Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Review

During our reviews of Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8 and Zeiss Batis 18/2.8, we mentioned several times also Batis 25/2. It was about the time, to give it its own review space and to take a deeper look on its performance. Let’s start with Technical specification (all data belongs to Zeiss a.g. - original link: http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/batis/batis225.html) Technical…

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Zeiss Batis 18/2.8 Review

To make a complex review as we like to do here, we need to have lens for at least 3 weeks, ideally for much longer. When the new gear comes however, producers can't give as testing samples for so long, thus we can either lower the quality of our tests or wait until it become…

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ZEISS at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas

Good news for video makers who love Zeiss lenses. Zeiss is introducing set of gear focus rings for Otus, Milvus and Loxia lenses. On top of that Otus and Loxia lenses can be purchased as a set in a top notch carrying case that will protect them on location. Here is related announcement with the…

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Zeiss Milvus 50/1.4 vs Zeiss Otus 55/1.4 vs Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 – Comparative Lens Review

During testing of three Zeiss 85mm lenses - http://www.verybiglobo.com/zeiss-milvus-851-4-vs-zeiss-otus-851-4-vs-zeiss-planar-851-4-comparative-lens-review-2/2/ we spent some time with their 50(55)mm versions too. Large portion of our findings from already mentioned - 85mm review, can be simply copy pasted here, with exception of Milvus 55/1.4 bokeh, which does show some onion ring effect, because it have aspherical element in its…

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Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8 Rolling Review

Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8 just started to reach its customers. While there is lot of complains about delivery shortage, I was happy to grab one of those beauties soon enough to be motivated to write a post about it. In my previous Loxia 21/2.8 announcement article - Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8, another good reason to go…

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Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 vs Zeiss Otus 85/1.4 vs Zeiss Planar 85/1.4 – Comparative Lens Review

We finally made it! It took us over 2 months to complete and organize all images for this comparative review. I would like to thanks following people for their unselfish help and support in making it possible: Ales Mejdrech - Carl Zeiss s r.o. - camera lens marketing and sales manager for the Czech Republic.…

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