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Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro

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Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8

Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
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22 facts in comparison

Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro vs Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8

Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8

Why is Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro better than Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8?

  • 337g lighter
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    138gvs475g
  • 0.71m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.1mvs0.8m
  • Has rounded aperture blades
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  • Is a macro lens
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  • 55mm shorter minimum focal length
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    30mmvs85mm
  • Front element doesn't rotate
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Why is Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 better than Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro?

  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • 48.57% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.8 vs3.5f
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 1.7f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    1.8fvs3.5f
  • Lens hood is reversible
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  • 55mm longer maximum focal length
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    85mmvs30mm
  • Is a telephoto lens
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Price comparison

Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8

ProductStorePrice
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 AmazonZeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E M...Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount, Black
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$1,199.00
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 AmazonZeiss 10x25 Victory Pocket Binocular (Gr...Zeiss 10x25 Victory Pocket Binocular (Grey) w/Zeiss 5-Piece Cleaning Kit
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$879.99
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 AmazonZeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens f...Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens for Sony Full Frame E-Mount Cameras Bundle with Hoya 77mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter + Hoya NXT Plus 77mm 10-Layer HMC UV Filter + Cleaning Kit + Cap Tether
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$1,499.00
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 AmazonZeiss Batis 40mm f/2.0 Lens for Sony Ful...Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2.0 Lens for Sony Full Frame E-Mount Cameras Bundle with Hoya 67mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter + Hoya NXT Plus 67mm 10-Layer HMC UV Filter + Cleaning Kit + Cap Tether
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$1,299.00
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 AmazonZeiss 135mm f/2.8 Batis Series Lens for ...Zeiss 135mm f/2.8 Batis Series Lens for Sony Full Frame E-Mount NEX Cameras (Renewed),2136-695-cr
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$1,159.99
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 AmazonZeiss Victory Pocket Binocular 10x25 wit...Zeiss Victory Pocket Binocular 10x25 with ZEISS T Multi-layer Coating, Black
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$879.99
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 AmazonZeiss LOXIA 85mm f2.4 Lens Sony E-Mount ...Zeiss LOXIA 85mm f2.4 Lens Sony E-Mount (Renewed), 2162-636-cr
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$739.00
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 AmazonZeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony Fu...Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony Full Frame E-Mount Cameras Bundle with Hoya 67mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter + Hoya NXT Plus 67mm 10-Layer HMC UV Filter + Cleaning Kit + Cap Tether
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$1,698.00
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 AmazonZeiss Loxia 2.4/85 Telephoto Camera Lens...Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85 Telephoto Camera Lens for Sony E-Mount Mirrorless Cameras, Black
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$1,399.00
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 AmazonZeiss Terra 8x42 ED 524203 Binoculars w/...Zeiss Terra 8x42 ED 524203 Binoculars w/Free 60 ct. Zeiss Lens Wipes
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$449.00

General info

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a metal mount
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
3.weight

138g

475g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.has or is a prime lens
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
5.Is a macro lens
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
A macro lens is used to take very close-up photos, allowing you to capture flowers, insects etc. in great detail. A macro lens is any lens with 1:1 magnification.
6.Lens hood is reversible
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.Has full-time manual focus
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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