Is there anyone out there actually using Batis 135?

Started Jul 11, 2017 | Discussions thread
MrT-Man Senior Member • Posts: 1,486
Re: Is there anyone out there actually using Batis 135?
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To each their own. I value image quality and I value portability, much more than whether the lens body is plastic or metal. The Batis 18 and 25 have impeccable image quality, as does the 135.

I've been on the fence with the 135, but think I might go ahead and buy it. Sure, a Sigma 135 with MC-11 is cheaper and a stop faster, but the Batis is half the weight... Surely that counts for something. At least for me it does.

Finally, following a very bad service experience with Sony/Precision and an excellent service experience with Zeiss, I also value the fact that a Zeiss lens is probably going to have better quality control and less sample variation than a Sony lens -- and that even if it's a bad copy, Zeiss will make sure to fix it.

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