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ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF, a Versatile Wide-Angle Lens for Mirrorless Full-Frame Cameras from Sony: Initial Aperture f/2, 40mm Fixed Focal length, Lightweight, Fast AF, Close Focusing Distance (24cm/9.4in), OLED Display, Dust/Weather Protection

ZEISS Batis 2/40 with lens hood
ZEISS Batis 2/40 with lens hood
ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF: © Björn Pados

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF: © Björn Pados

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF

The ZEISS Batis family lineup has the latest addition, the ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF (Close Focus) for mirrorless full-frame cameras from Sony (Alpha 7 and Alpha 9 series).

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF with Sony a7R II

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF with Sony a 7R II

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF with Sony a 7R II

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ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF: © Menschfotograf Michael Imhof

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF: © Menschfotograf Michael Imhof

The Most Versatile Lens in the ZEISS Batis Family

The ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF bridges the gap in the ZEISS Batis family lineup

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF: © Menschfotograf Michael Imhof

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF: © Menschfotograf Michael Imhof

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2018-09-27.

With a 40 millimeter 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. Delivery will 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.

ZEISS Batis Family (left to right): Zeiss 18mmF2.8 (with Sony E-Mount Camera), 25mmF2, 40mmF2, 85mmF1.8, and 135mmF2.8

ZEISS Batis Family (left to right): Zeiss 18mmF2.8 (with Sony E-Mount Camera), 25mmF2, 40mmF2, 85mmF1.8, and 135mmF2.8

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 millimeters. 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 centimeters 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 millimeter 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.

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF mount

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF mount

The most versatile lens in the ZEISS Batis family

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF: © Menschfotograf Michael Imhof

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF: © Menschfotograf Michael Imhof

The ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF is able to tackle various photography challenges thanks to its special 40-millimeter 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.

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF: © Toni Ahvenainen

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF: © Toni Ahvenainen

Thanks to its high micro contrast and initial aperture of f/2, the lens can perfectly capture individual objects. Features like 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.

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF with lens hood

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF with lens hood

The price of the new ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF is 1.299 € (incl. German VAT) or 1.299 US$ (excl. local taxes).

Technical Data

ZEISS Batis Family with lens hoods (left to right): Zeiss 18mmF2.8, 25mmF2, 40mmF2, 85mmF1.8, and 135mmF2.8

ZEISS Batis Family with lens hoods (left to right): Zeiss 18mmF2.8, 25mmF2, 40mmF2, 85mmF1.8, and 135mmF2.8

About ZEISS

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.

In fiscal year 2016/17 the company generated revenue approximating €5.3 billion with around 27,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Further information at www.zeiss.com

Consumer Products

The Consumer Products business group combines the company’s business with camera and cine lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and hunting optics. The business group is represented at sites in Oberkochen and Wetzlar. The business group is allocated to the Vision Care/ Consumer Products segment. In fiscal year 2016/17 the segment generated revenue of €1.1 billion with around 9,770 employees.


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