NAB 2016: Zeiss announce the new Batis 2.8/18 lens for Sony E mount cameras

ZEISS is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Batis family of autofocus lenses with the launch of the new 2.8/18 lens.

Featuring a super wide-angle, the launch of the Batis 2.8/18 marks the expansion of ZEISS’ family of full-frame lenses for Sony α system E-Mount cameras. Sales of the new lens will commence on 2nd May 2016.


Batis 2.8/18 key features include:

– Diagonal angular field of 99 degrees, making it ideal for landscape, architechtural and astro photography, along with unique interior shots of small spaces.
– Currently the shortest autofocus full-frame lens with fixed focal length on the market.
– Impressive image quality across the entire image field.
– Innovative OLED display to show focus distance and depth of field.
– Optics based on the ZEISS Distagon optical design, featuring 11 lens elements in ten groups.
– The floating elements design allows for consistently high image performance in the focal plane – from the minimum object distance to infinity.
– Creative freedom with the option of manual or autofocus.
– Dust and weather sealed.

The Batis 2.8/18 can be pre-ordered now for £990 ex VAT. Stock will start shipping on 2nd May 2016.

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