Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 for FF Sony E mount
Seems Zeiss actively take part of the Sony E mount lens construction. The widest lens is coming in the form of the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens. The wide 18mm focal length is very popular among landscape photographers.
The other lenses in this family is the Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 and the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lenses. The other two lenses look very interesting as well. The 85mm is for portraits, the 25mm is also for landscapes and general photography.
All three lenses has wide apertures which makes them more useful in low light or night photography.
These are all autofocusing lenses on the Sony E mount Full frame cameras (most Zeiss lenses are manual on other mounts, like Canon and Nikon).
Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8
The lens has a floating lens elements usually used in macro optics for providing the best possible close range performance. The lens has many exotic lens element as well ensuring the best optical quality.
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 specs
|Focal length||18 mm|
|Aperture range||f/2.8 – f/22|
|Focusing range||0,25 m (9.8 ″) – ∞|
|Number of elements/groups||11/10|
|Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.||99° / 90° / 67°|
|Coverage at close range||227 x 340 mm (8.9 x 13.4″)|
|Filter thread||M77 x 0,75|
|Dimensions (with caps)||95 mm (3.7″)|
|Diameter of focusing ring||78 mm (3.1″)|
|Weight||330 g (0.74 lbs)|