Zeiss Batis APO Sonnar 135mm f/2.8 Lens Review
Thinking of what will be best way to show you comparative images at this focal length, we decided to go for standard portraits. This section is meant to serve as an overview of the rendering differences between comparable lenses in the partially controlled conditions. We tried to replicate composition and aperture in most scenarios. There is no sense to look for the sharpness in this comparison, but bokeh and lens ability to isolate subjects, as well as colors and overall rendering character are sort of comparable. Since this was a huge amount of work, you’ll find inconsistent white balance adjustment and probably more differences in the composition that we wanted, but it should still give you an idea, what you can expect from each lens in variety of the situations.
This particular job was the most demanding and expensive part of this review and Petr Machan and Pavel Sinagl really helped me out. Each one of us, captured 5 images of each scenario, while other two helped with lighting. Even so, we had to work fast and some mistakes were certainly possible.
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All images bellow where post processed to our liking. They should not be considered as a merit for the lens pure optical performance, but they should help you to recognize, what can be achieved as a final output.