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

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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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Main features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Seven Special Glass Elements
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • OLED Display for Focus Distance and DoF
  • Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction

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Technical specifications:

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)
Camera mounts E-Mount

Sample photos:

Batis 2.8/18

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