Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens Announced, Price $1,499, Available for Pre-order

Zeiss Batis 18mm f_2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount

Zeiss has just officially announced the new Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 lens for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras.  The price is for $1,499, available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. It is expected to start shipping in May 2016.

Featuring a diagonal field of view of 99 degrees, this lens is the widest lens in the series and features a respectable f/2.8 aperture, making it a great option for landscapes, architecture, astrophotography, and for impressive interior shots of small spaces. The fast, quiet AF drive with linear motors keeps the subject sharply in focus.

The very large field angle of this super wide-angle lens is perfect for creative shots with unusual perspectives. Consistently excellent image quality right into the corners makes the lens perfect for the challenges of, for example, landscape, astro and architectural photography.

The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were specially developed for mirrorless full-frame system cameras from Sony. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer not only fast, quiet autofocus, but also protection against dust and spray water. For creative photography, the innovative OLED display shows the distance and depth of field to ensure that the focusing range can always be perfectly set. The result: images that will amaze you. The completely new design of the high-speed ZEISS Batis family offers perfect image quality.

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Tech Specs:

  • Focal length –18 mm
  • Aperture range — f/2.8 — f/22
  • Lens elements / groups — 11/10
  • Focusing range — 0.25 m (9.8 “) — infinity
  • Free Working distance — 0.17 m (6.7 “) — infinity
  • Angular field (diag. / horiz. / vert.) — 99° / 90° / 67°
  • Diameter of image field — 43.3 mm (1.7 “)
  • Coverage at close range (MOD) — 227 x 340 mm (8.9 x 13.4 “)
  • Image ratio at MOD — 1:9.5
  • Filter thread — M77 x 0.75
  • Max. diameter (with lens shade) — 100 mm (3.9 “)
  • Diameter of the focus ring — 78 mm (3.1 “)
  • Length (without lens caps) — 80 mm (3.1 “)
  • Length (with lens caps) – 95 mm (3.7 “)
  • Weight (without lens caps) — 330 g (0.74 lbs)
  • Camera mounts — E Mount


Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 lenspre-order— at AmazonB&H/ Adorama.

Reminder: The new Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens is now in stock and shipping at B&H.

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