Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 is an ultra wide-angle lens expands the Batis range of lenses for Sony E-Mount/Full Frame. This prime lens is ideal for achieving exceptional angles in Astro and landscape photography. This autofocus lens is specially designed for mirrorless full-frame cameras from Sony.
New Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens is also quite similar to duo Batis 2/25 and Batis 1.8/85 were launched last year, such as weather and dust resistant, so it’s perfectly suited to use in extreme conditions, made of highly robust yet lightweight metal housing and the OLED display on the lens shows the distance and depth of field, especially in poor light conditions.
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens has aspheric optical surface; Distagon structure known for 11 lens elements in 10 groups, including 4 aspherical elements and the remaining are made from 7 special glass elements. This ultra wide-angle lens with excellent close-range focus (25cm) opens up fully new perspectives. This lens is of course equipped with famous Zeiss T anti-reflective coating in order to provide greater image clarity, removing bad light, improved contrast, and ensure image quality while the light entering the lens.
Commenting on the launch, Dr. Michael Pollmann, Product Manager of ZEISS Camera Lenses said, “The ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 follows on from the highly successful first two focal lengths the ZEISS Batis 2/25 and the ZEISS Batis 1.8/85.” Also adds, “In spite of the extremely wide angle, we have succeeded in adapting the image quality of the ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 perfectly to the two different lens types,”
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount now up for pre-order via BHPhoto store, priced at $1,499 and will ship from 5th May 2016.
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Specifications:
- Dimensions of 100 x 80 mm
- Weight of 330g
- Mount: Sony E (Full-Frame)
- 35mm Full Frame
- OLED Display for Focus Distance and DoF
- Linear Autofocus Motor
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Minimum aperture: f/22
- Distagon Optical Design
- Focal Length: 18mm
- 4 Aspherical Elements
- 11 Elements in 10Groups
- 7 Special Glass Elements
- Floating Elements System
- Focusing range: 25cm
- Front filter: 77mm
- Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
- Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction