Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
Top 81%145 points
Top 81%
Top 87%101 points
Top 87%
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
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Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 vs Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS: 23 facts in comparison

1. Has full-time manual focus

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.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
61% have it

2. widest aperture at maximum focal length

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.
1.8
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD: 1.2
4

3. minimum focus distance

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.
0.8m
Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye: 0.09m
0.45m

4. has built-in optical image stabilization

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.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
37% have it

5. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
29% have it

6. Can focus to infinity

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.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
62% have it

7. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

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.
22
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45
22

8. widest 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.
f/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 Pro: f/1.2
f/4

9. has or is a prime lens

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
48% have it

10. Front element doesn't rotate

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
62% have it

11. maximum angle of view

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
29°
Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5 ED IF Fish-Eye: 180°
77°

12. Includes lens hood

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
57% have it

13. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
85mm
Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM: 0.24mm
18mm

14. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
85mm
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM: 800mm
105mm

15. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

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.
22
Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW: 45
22

16. Has rounded aperture blades

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.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
74% have it

17. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
94% have it

18. Has focus motor

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
91% have it

19. weight

48g lighter.
475g
Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM: 2.1g
427g

20. Is a telephoto lens

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
36% have it

21. Lens hood is reversible

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.
Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8
Sony E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS
22% have it

22. minimum angle of view

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
24°
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD: 2°
16°

23. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
1x
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD: 22.2x
5.8x

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