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Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens Officially Announced

Zeiss officially announced the Batis 18mm f/2.8 super wide-angle lens. The new Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens is designed specifically for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless digital cameras, however can also be used on APS-C models where it will provide a 27mm equivalent focal length. The price of this lens is $1,499 USD. And shipping is scheduled to start on May 05, 2016.

Pre-order links:

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens: $1,499 at B&H.

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens Specs:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Angle of view: 99 degrees
  • Lens design: 11 elements in 10 groups with 4 Asph elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Seven Special Glass Elements
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • OLED Display for Focus Distance and DoF
  • Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.25m
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Weight: 330g
  • Organic EL display (distance display, depth of field display)
  • Quiet and fast linear motor AF
  • Removable hood
  • Price: $1,499

Additional infomation (via Zeiss):

ZEISS Batis 2.8/18
The super wide-angle lens for a new era

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.

Features:

Smooth and reliable autofocus
The design of the autofocus system requires an extremely accurate shifting of particular lens groups. The focusing system of ZEISS lenses is designed to ensure a robust and smooth-running autofocus mechanism with the best imaging performance.

Versatile full-frame lens
The powerful lens for the mirrorless full-frame system of Sony fulfills the highest requirements. Despite its compact design, the image meets the expectations of professional photographers.

Excellent resolution and high contrast
Richly saturated and vivid colours are a must in the creation of lasting impressions. However, stray light within an optical system leads to a lightening of the image that is particularly noticeable in the shadows. This reduces image contrast, with the result that exposures lack contrast and appear faded. To avoid this, ZEISS combines various specially developed technologies to reduce the undesirable effects of stray light.

Robust and weatherproof metal construction
Thanks to features that are designed to keep out dust and spray water, the lens is perfectly suited for critical outdoor conditions. It is also designed for many years of intensive use.

Innovative OLED display
For the first time, you can accurately read the focus distance and depth of field simply and intuitively on the OLED display on the lens. Especially in poor light conditions – excellent readability is always guaranteed.

Note: If you are a Sony Camera User, you can now join the Sony Camera Users Facebook Group to share your Sony photography and advice, ask and answer questions that arise and help each others!

Sony Camera Users: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SonyCameraUsers

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