Zeiss Unveils the Batis 40mm f/2 Close Focus Lens for Sony FE

Zeiss has announced the new Batis 40mm f/2 CF (Close Focus) lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, a product the company calls “the most versatile lens in the Zeiss Batis family.”

Sitting between the Batis 25mm f/2 and the Batis 85mm f/1.8, the new 40mm f/2 is designed specifically for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the a7 and a9 lines. The Batis lineup now covers five focal lengths ranging from 18mm to 135mm.

The Batis 40mm f/2 CF has a minimum focusing distance of 9.45 inches (24cm) with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.3.

“The ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF is able to tackle various photography challenges thanks to its special 40-millimeter focal length,” Zeiss says. “From portrait and street photography to landscape and architecture – anything is possible with this high-resolution fixed focal length.”

An OLED display on the lens shows the photographer the distance and depth of field.

Other features include a floating lens design, high micro contrast, ZEISS T* for reduced reflections, weather and dust sealing, and splash protection.

The new Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF will be available in November 2018 with a price tag of $1,299.