Expanding the line to three lenses, this morning Zeiss announced the Batis 2.8/18 lens for Sony FE mount. Like previous lenses in the Batis line, the new 18mm model features an OLED digital display on the barrel of the lens that displays the focus distance and the depth of field.
Zeiss lenses have long been known for their impeccable image quality and construction, and the Batis 2.8/18 promises more of the same. The lens features 11 glass elements in 10 groups, seven of which are special glass, and four more are aspherical on both sides.
The new lens joins an 85mm f/1.8 and 25mm f/2 in the Batis line. All three lenses mount to Sony FE (full-frame E-mount) cameras will full functionality, including all metering modes and accurate autofocus.
Price And Availability
Zeiss is currently accepting pre-orders for the Batis 18mm f/2.8, and expect it to begin shipping in May. In the USA, the street price is $1499, and it can be ordered from your favorite suppliers: