A reader just sent me a link to a Zeiss teaser on their Instagram account about a new Batis portrait telephoto lens that is supposed to be announced next week (probably 135mm f/2.8, since we already have a Batis 85mm lens). Here are several photo taken with the actual lens:
@irwinwongphoto here with more #takeovertuesday from Japan! So the new lens, did I mention it was awesome? Great low light performance, which helped when I shot this bamboo grove in twilight. By the way I forgot to mention if you have any questions about life as a photographer in Japan leave them for me in the comments! #zeissambassador #adayinthelifeof #zeisscameralenses
Hi all! This is Irwin Wong @irwinwongphoto here for #takeovertuesday, where I'll be comandeering the ZEISS insta to post some cool pics and stories from Japan, where I am. First things first YES I am using an unannounced Batis lens and YES it is awesome. I'll be taking you through some of the different applications I've been putting it through recently. Hope you enjoy! #zeisscameralenses #adayinthelifeof #zeissambassador
Hi everyone! This is Irwin Wong @irwinwongphoto continuing the #tuesdaytakeover for the ZEISS insta account! Now, I know I mentioned I was using an unannounced Batis lens for E mount, but I can't tell you too much about it except that it is a telelens. What's something that we all use telelenses for? That's right, sweet, sweet bokeh. I think this lens will not disappoint in that regard, as you can probably see from this photo of some plum blossoms. #zeissambassador #adayinthelifeof #zeisscameralenses #japanphotographer
Next week on our #TakeoverTuesday ZEISS Ambassador Greg Watermann (@gregwatermann) will show you #adayinthelifeof #gregwatermann. Stay tuned for exciting behind the scenes. By the way, he has something new in his camera bag. Our new Batis portrait telelens. Stay tuned for more info. 📸Photo shot by Greg with the new lens.
and here is Greg Watermann shooting with the lens - you can see that that it is a pretty long lens: