Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount

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Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount

The Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens is a truly wide-angle prime defined by its advanced optical design and unique physical characteristics. Created for mirrorless full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. The leading-edge design of this lens contains an OLED display that calls attention to the focusing distance and depth of field range for quickly pinpointing your focusing parameters, while autofocus is managed by linear motors that sustain quick, quiet, and smooth operation. The lens uses a Distagon concept featuring a floating elements layout that perpetuates consistent sharpness and illumination all through the entire focusing range, while a series of aspherical and special glass elements assist to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations. An anti-reflective coating has also been added to individual elements as a way to suppress flare and ghosting for enhanced contrast and color fidelity, and the lens also featuress a dust- and moisture-sealed layout to permit its use in difficult environments. Ideal for architectural, interior, and astrophotography applications, the Batis 18mm f/2.8 fuses its extremely wide 99° angle of view with immense functionality.

An all around wide-angle prime, this 18mm lens is engineered specifically for full-frame E-mount mirrorless digital cameras, although it can also be mounted on APS-C models where it will deliver a 27mm equivalent focal length.

Maximum f/2.8 aperture is ideal for shooting in difficult and low-light situations.

Distagon optical concept uses 11 elements within 10 groups, and also uses a floating elements layout to maintain consistent image quality all through the focusing range.

A pair of aspherical elements, five elements created from special glass, and two aspherical elements are also created from special glass are included, and all subscribe to significantly diminishing chromatic and spherical aberrations for enhanced sharpness, clarity, and resolution.

Anti-reflective coatings have been added to each lens surface to help diminish reflections as a way to provide enhanced image contrast, clarity, and color fidelity.

An included OLED display on the lens top displays the focal plane distance from the camera along with the depth of field range for quickly distinguishing the parameters of focus in use, even when shooting in low-light situations.

Linear motors are an advantage to the autofocus operation of the lens and delivers smooth, fast, and stealth operation. A rubberized ring offers enhanced tactile control for precise placement of focus when manual focusing.

Dust and weather-sealed build is benefit when using the lens in inclement shooting environments.

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Specifications
Primary Specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 18 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony E
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Optics
Elements 11
Groups 10
Special elements / coatings 4 aspherical, 7 'special glass' elements
Focus
Minimum focus 0.25 m (9.84)
Maximum magnification 0.11
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Physical
Weight 330 g (0.73 lb)
Diameter 78 mm (3.07)
Length 80 mm (3.15)
Sealing Yes
Color Black
Filter thread 77.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No


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