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Zeiss teases a new 135mm f/2.8 Batis portrait tele lens for next week

A reader just sent me a link to a Zeiss teaser on their Instagram account about a new Batis portrait telephoto lens that is supposed to be announced next week (probably 135mm f/2.8, since we already have a Batis 85mm lens). Here are several photo taken with the actual lens:

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Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 super wide-angle autofocus lens for Sony E-mount announced

The Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 super wide-angle autofocus lens for Sony E-mount is now officially announced. The lens will start shipping on May 5th, 2016. The recommended US retail price is $1,499 (open for pre-orders now). The EU price is €1,499 (incl. 19% sales tax). Additional information:

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This is the Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 lens

Here are the first pictures of the upcoming Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 lens (18mm f/2.8) – expect the official announcement in the next 1-2 days. The lens specs are:

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Some Zeiss Loxia/Batis lens rumors

Some Zeiss Loxia/Batis lens rumors: One new Loxia lens expected to be announced next year (2016), probably around/for Photokina (see current Loxia product line). Possible focal length: between 85mm-100mm, aperture: f/2.8 or f/2. One possibility is a re-design of the Zeiss 85mm f/2 Sonnar lens (already discontinued). Don’t expect any ultra-wide Loxia lenses in the future […]

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What else is new?

→ Price drop: the Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera is now $935.24 (the K-3 is $749). → Expires today: $300 off on the Sony a7 mirrorless camera. → The Sony RX100 MIV camera is now shipping and is currently in stock. The camera manual can be downloaded here. → The Panasonic Lumix CM1 camera and smartphone with […]

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Zeiss released additional information on their new Batis autofocus lenses for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras

Zeiss released additional information on their new Batis autofocus lenses for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras including sample photos, lens design graphs, MTF charts and brochures: Zeiss Batis brochure Zeiss Batis 1.8/85 brochure ($1,199) Zeiss Batis 2/25 brochure ($1,299) New Zeiss Batis videos:

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Zeiss is working on new Batis lenses

Zeiss recently published a Q&A session on their new full frame mirrorless Batis lenses (for now only for Sony FE mount) and confirmed that other focal lengths are coming in the future: Q: Are additional focal lengths planned? If so, what are they? A: Additional focal lengths will follow. Right now, we do not wish to […]

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