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Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens slashed by $320 – today only!

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens slashed by $320 – today only!
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The Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 is one of our favorite lenses for the Sony E system, with great image quality and wide aperture that makes it brilliant for portraiture. And today only it is available with a $320 discount!

Until midnight tonight (EST) you can buy the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 for just $879 (opens in new tab) – a significant saving on its usual $1,199 price tag! 

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Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 for Sony E: $879 (was $1,199) (opens in new tab)
It's sharper, more controlled, better built and has less aberrations than the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 – and with $320 off the SRP, now it's actually affordable too! 

The Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 is great short telephoto lens that combines a classic portrait focal length with a fast, wide aperture. It's compact and lightweight, but features great build quality and weather sealing – along with a sleek OLED panel that displays distance and aperture. 

The lens also boasts optical image stabilization and great image quality. The Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 is cheaper, and faster to focus, but for this price and this performance the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 is irresistible for portrait photographers. 

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James Artaius
James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.