JUST ANNOUNCED: The Most Versatile Lens in the ZEISS Batis Family
28 September 2018 | Category: General News
Cambridge, 27 September 2018 – With a 40 millimetre fixed focal length, the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF (Close Focus) is the latest addition to the product family. This standard lens in the ZEISS Batis family features a quick autofocus and an extremely short minimum focus distance. Deliver of the lens is due to start in November 2018. "The focal length on the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, something customers have been eagerly awaiting. The lens bridges the current gap between the ZEISS Batis 2/25 and the ZEISS Batis 1.8/85," says Dr. Michael Pollmann, Category Manager for Imaging at ZEISS.
The ZEISS Batis family was developed specifically for mirrorless full-frame cameras from Sony (Alpha 7 and Alpha 9 series). The lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras and cover a total of five focal lengths ranging from 18 to 135 millimetres. Together with these cameras, the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF ensures a lightweight, easy-to-use, high-performance system that delivers outstanding image quality, a minimum shooting distance of 24 centimetres for close-up shots and a magnification ratio of 1.3.3. "With the launch of the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF, we now offer a focal length that falls between the standard 35 and 50 millimetre lenses people love to use. We have made the entire ZEISS Batis lens family even more attractive by offering the complete range of focal lengths," says Pollmann.
The ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF is able to tackle various photography challenges thanks to its special 40-millimetre focal length. From portrait and street photography to landscape and architecture – anything is possible with this high-resolution fixed focal length. "The lens is excellent for applications requiring normal focal lengths as well as common photographic situations where a bit more of a wide angle is needed. Our customers will enjoy a truly versatile lens which, thanks to its proven ZEISS look and an outstanding image quality, is also ideal for close-ups. If you're traveling light and decide to opt for just one lens, then this would be it," says Pollmann.
Thanks to its high micro contrast and initial aperture of f/2, the lens can capture individual objects perfectly. Features like the floating lens design for consistently high image quality across the entire focus range, the ZEISS T* coating for fewer reflections and weather and dust sealed housing and splash protection ensure maximum image quality in almost any situation. For creative work, the innovative OLED display on the ZEISS Batis shows the distance and depth of field, ensuring a perfectly adjusted focus range.
The ZEISS Batis 2/40 is coming soon and will be available for hire, HERE.