Meet the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8

Sony’s E-mount lens lineup is expanding once again, with another full frame lens announced today by Zeiss. The new Batis lens is an f/ 2.8 18mm super wide-angle autofocus lens. The new release joins the f/2 25mm and f/1.8 85mm in the Batis lineup for Sony’s mirrorless systems.


The new lens provides similar dust and weather sealing as its siblings, and has a minimum focus distance of 0.25m/9.8in. It’s a pretty heavy lens, coming in at 330g and includes the same OLED display as other Batis lenses, showing the focal length and depth of field. The f/ 2.8 18mm should arrive sometime in May and will retail for around US$1499.