The Zeiss Batis 18 mm f/2.8 lens with E-mount is designed for Sony alpha cameras. Zeiss says the super-wide lens is currently the shortest full-frame fixed focal length with autofocus. The lens sports an innovative OLED display to show focus distance and depth of field, supposedly easy to see even in low light.
The lens has 11 lens elements in 10 groups and draws on the Zeiss Distagon optical design. Four of the lens elements are aspheric on both sides and seven are made from special types of glass. The Floating Elements design permits constantly high image performance in the focal plane – from the minimum object distance to infinity – says Zeiss.
Autofocus is said to be fast and quiet, using linear motors. A rubberized focus ring supports precise manual focusing.
Batis lenses are also equipped with dust and weather seals.
All Zeiss Batis lenses support all the operating modes and functions of the current range of E-mount cameras.
The Zeiss Batis 18 mm f/2.8 lens will be available in May.