Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF Lens Review (PhotographyBlog)


Mark Goldstein has just posted a full review of the newly announced Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF (close focus) lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) at the photographyblog.com. He tested this new lens on Sony A7 III and found it is an outstanding short-standard prime lens.


Mark Goldstein made such a conclusion” The Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 is an outstanding short-standard prime lens. The novel 40mm focal length takes a little while to get used to, falling as it does between the more “normal” 35mm and 50mm focal lengths, but it quickly loses any real significance after you’ve used it for a while…Sharpness is very high across the frame. Even with our A7R II test camera recording 42-megapixel images, detail is exceptionally sharp. Shooting at the maximum f/2 aperture does reveal a minor reduction in sharpness, but this is already resolved by f/2.8, and even at this aperture the lens is able to produce beautifully smooth bokeh…Some vignetting is apparent when shooting wide-open at f/2, but quickly disappears as you stop down, while chromatic aberrations, distortion and flare are all very well controlled, and the bokeh is very appealing for this type of lens. The 24cm minimum focusing distance and 1:3.3 magnification ratio makes the lens versatile enough to shoot close subjects...”

  • Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF lens–$1,299 Pre-Order–AdoramaB&H

“Manufacturer will start shipping this item on 11/15/2018. Orders will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We do not charge your card until we actually ship the item to you.”


There are the current four other Batis lenses:zeiss-batis-28135

Zeiss Batis 18mm F/2.8 lens
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Zeiss Batis 25mm F/2 Lens
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 Zeiss Batis 85mm F/1.8 Lens
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 Zeiss Batis 135mm F/2.8 lens
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