Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount


Vendor: Zeiss


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Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount

Zeiss SKU: 000000-2136-691 | Helix SKU: ZS2136691

Overview

Very large field angle and fast autofocus – combined with protection against dust and spray water for reliable photography in all weathers: this is the ideal full-frame lens for landscape, astro and architectural photography.

The very large field angle of this super wide-angle lens is perfect for creative shots with unusual perspectives. Consistently excellent image quality right into the corners makes the lens perfect for the challenges of, for example, landscape, astro and architectural photography.

The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were specially developed for mirrorless full-frame system cameras from Sony. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer not only fast, quiet autofocus, but also protection against dust and spray water. For creative photography, the innovative OLED display shows the distance and depth of field to ensure that the focusing range can always be perfectly set. The result: images that will amaze you. The completely new design of the high-speed ZEISS Batis family offers perfect image quality.

The design of the autofocus system requires an extremely accurate shifting of particular lens groups. The focusing system of ZEISS lenses is designed to ensure a robust and smooth-running autofocus mechanism with the best imaging performance.

The powerful lens for the mirrorless full-frame system of Sony fulfills the highest requirements. Despite its compact design, the image meets the expectations of professional photographers. 

Richly saturated and vivid colours are a must in the creation of lasting impressions. However, stray light within an optical system leads to a lightening of the image that is particularly noticeable in the shadows. This reduces image contrast, with the result that exposures lack contrast and appear faded. To avoid this, ZEISS combines various specially developed technologies to reduce the undesirable effects of stray light.

Thanks to features that are designed to keep out dust and spray water, the lens is perfectly suited for critical outdoor conditions. It is also designed for many years of intensive use.

For the first time, you can accurately read the focus distance and depth of field simply and intuitively on the OLED display on the lens. Especially in poor light conditions – excellent readability is always guaranteed.

Originally developed for SLR cameras requiring a long back focal distance for short focal lengths because of the mirror box (the distance between the back lens element and the film plane must be considerably longer than the focal length), the Distagon lenses (retrofocus design) are also ideal for mirrorless system cameras thanks to their optimized ray path. Even with longer focal lengths, the high-performance Distagon optical design enables consistently good correction all the way to the corners of the image and very low field curvature.

Specifications

Performance Focal length 18 mm
Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
Camera mount Sony E-Mount*
Format compatibility Full Frame
Focusing range 0,25 m (9.8") – ∞
Free working distance 0,17 m (6.7") – ∞
Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 99° / 90° / 67°
Diameter of image field 43 mm (1.69")
Coverage at close range (MOD)** 227 x 340 mm (8.9 x 13.4")
Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 9.5
Lens elements | groups 11 / 10
Flange focal distance 18 mm (0.71")
Entrance pupil position (front of image plane) 73 mm (2.9")
Features Autofocus +
Image Stabilization
Physical Filter thread M77 x 0.75
Rotation angle of focusing ring Focusing not mechanically coupled
Diameter max. 100 mm (3.9")
Diameter of focusing ring 78 mm (3.1")
Length (with lens caps) 95 mm (3.7")
Length (without lens caps) 80 mm (3.1")
Weight 330 g (0.74 lbs)

*) Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Fujifilm is a registered trademark of Fujifilm Corporation. Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

**) Referring to 24x36 mm format

***) Referring to APS-C format