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Zeiss 25mm f/2.0 Batis Series Lens for Sony E Cameras + 2x Hoya Filters EXPIRED

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Adorama.com has Zeiss 25mm f/2.0 Batis Series Lens for Sony E Cameras + 2x Hoya Filters on sale for $899. Shipping is free. Thanks Daskid

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  • Hoya 67mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter - Low Profile Aluminum Frame
  • Hoya NXT Plus 67mm 10-Layer HMC Multi-Coated UV Lens Filter
Alternatively, BH Photo Video has Zeiss 25mm f/2.0 Batis Series Lens for Sony E Cameras on sale for $899. Shipping is free.
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Last Edited by SaltyOne June 12, 2019 at 11:56 AM
Also at Adorama.com [adorama.com] for $899 and includes 2 Hoya Filters (1 UV Lens Filter and 1 Polarizer)

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I suggest you to go check the patent of this lens (or any Batis lens). https://ipforce.jp/patent-jp-A-2015-121649
The inventor is 坂井 隆彦 who is a totally Tamron employee. Basically, all Batis lenses are designed by Tamron, made in Japan, and labeled as Zeiss. Also, fun fact, Batis 85mm is basically exactly the same as FE 85 + OIS + Weather sealing.
Did you need to post that twice? Do most photographers care who the patent belongs to and unless it's exactly the same lens with different label and a big price difference, I fail to see your point. Lastly, a lens is not the same if the other has ois and weather seal...jeezus.
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Still overpriced for a Tamron, especially when 24GM is out.
Drugs?
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I currently have a Zeiss 35mm f2.8, Zeiss 55mm f1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 AF. Would this be too close to my lens combo?
Only you can answer that. Depends upon your needs and what you like to shoot. It is close to your current list... I'd think you'd want something longer, but again - only you know your needs.
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Zeus's Batis lenses are really good. Trying to compare them with Tamron is like comparing Audi and Volkswagen. Both may have same parents, but boy, are they different.
25mm f/2 is one of the best landscape lenses for purists.
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I currently have a Zeiss 35mm f2.8, Zeiss 55mm f1.8 and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 AF. Would this be too close to my lens combo?
They all are very different lenses. Do you consider your 35 and 55 lenses too similar? That's the same perspective change you will have with 25mm. 14mm is ultra wide and more of a specialty lens. I consider Batis 25mm f/2 as one of the premium landscape lenses around. Is it better then Sony 24mm GM? Not by any stretch of imagination. It's softer and slower. But it's also lighter and cheaper then the Sony lens. If you are serious about landscape (and dark sky) photography and have funds, buy Sony lens. Otherwise, Batis is a very good alternative.
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Slick deal already, but front page material if Adorama get them back in stock before 13% ebay expires!

You naysayers can say all you want about FE85. Truth is, Zeiss will hold resale value much better when you sell, regardless of whatever the inside is.
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Here is a Chinese lens rental company's test. https://post.smzdm.com/p/560705/
The Batis added one group for OIS but the resolution is affected, as well as the vignette. So for most, FE 85 has better performance.
Depends on your use case. If you're doing portraits and shoot into the sun a lot, the coatings are definitely worth it. Plus, even in more optimal conditions, Zeiss's coatings produce nicer contrast and colors. The Zeiss Batis 85 is known for having extremely good resistance for a short Tele, while the Sony is just mediocre in that regard (I own one). Even if it was made by a Tamron employee, that doesn't change the fact that it's optically excellent and uses Zeiss coatings.
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This or Sonnar 24mm f1.8 for a6500
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This or Sonnar 24mm f1.8 for a6500
Why not sigma 16 or 30?

I would get the 16 1.4
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Why not sigma 16 or 30?

I would get the 16 1.4

Specifically looking for ~22-25mm

Dont use anything wider than 20mm personally and already have the Sony 35mm which is not too far from 30
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Uh, so I'm guessing that bhphoto has already raised their price? It's 1160+ on their site
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Nevermind haha
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BH ended and has CA tax now, so i just ordered the backorder on Adorama, no tax and price is still 899.
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Zeus's Batis lenses are really good. Trying to compare them with Tamron is like comparing Audi and Volkswagen. Both may have same parents, but boy, are they different.
25mm f/2 is one of the best landscape lenses for purists.
uhhh, no.

Tamron's current stuff is absolutely top notch. Their 28-75 definitely hangs with anything, it's very good. Batis is overpriced and bloated from the start, you can say that about most zeiss branded sony lenses. The 24-70 f4 za is trash compared to the Tamron.....

Zeiss 16-35 is ok, not top tier.
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Overkill for a6000?
IQ wise, nothing really leaped forward after the a6000. The newer a6xxx series have improvements in AF, Video & Hi-ISO because of better processors, but under most conditions, I doubt people can tell stills apart from them in a blind test: the a6000 is still one of the best APS-C cameras there are.

Now, I would personally not choose a large, mediocre fast prime designed for FF for this body, but this has nothing to do with the potential IQ. I'd rather compromise IQ or max aperture a bit to get something more portable and inconspicuous, which typically is also cheaper.

The "overkill" - IMHO - comes from the fact that this 25mm is a "big momma", not that it is "wasted" on a a6000. YMMV
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