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April 14, 2016 05:00 ET

Zeiss Announces Full-Frame Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount; More Info at B&H Photo

Photography News: Zeiss Has Just Introduced Its Widest Full-Frame E-Mount Lens: the Batis 18mm f/2.8; This AF-Capable Series Is Optimized for Sony's A7 Series Cameras, and Features an OLED for Viewing Focus Distance and Depth of Field

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 14, 2016) - B&H is pleased to share Zeiss's announcement of the super wide, full-frame Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. 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 super wide-angle camera lens has 11 lens elements in ten groups, and draws on the ZEISS Distagon optical design. Four of the lens elements are aspheric on both sides, and seven are made from special types of glass, two of which have aspheric surfaces, to combat aberrations. The Floating Elements design permits consistently high image performance in the entire focal plane, from the minimum object distance to infinity.

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount

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Technical data

  • 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

The Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 includes an electronic OLED that allows the photographer to read the focus distance and depth of field in all lighting conditions. A rubberized focus ring supports precise manual focus, giving the photographer full creative freedom when it comes to image composition. All Batis lenses are designed with weather-resistant seals, allowing them to be used in even the harshest weather conditions. All ZEISS Batis lenses support all the operating modes and functions of the current range of E-mount cameras.

The Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens will be available in May 2016.

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