Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens
The new Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 lens for Sony full-frame E Mount

New Zeiss Batis Autofocus 18mm f/2.8 Lens for SONY

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.

A Sony a7 series camera with the Batis 25 and 85mm lenses.
A Sony a7 series camera with the Batis 25 and 85mm lenses. (Photo: Zeiss)

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:

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