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ZEISS Announce the Batis 2/40 CF: The Most Versatile Lens in the ZEISS Batis Family

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago
ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF
The ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF

Somewhat overshadowed by the announcement of the Zeiss ZX1 camera yesterday, Zeiss has also unveiled a new Batis family member,  the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF, which has been introduced as the most versatile lens in the ZEISS Batis Family

The ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF has been introduced as the most versatile lens in the ZEISS Batis family and capable of tackling different photo tests due to its 40mm focal range.

ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF
The ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF

Dr Michael Pollmann, Category Manager for Imaging at ZEISS, said: “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.”

The ZEISS Batis range of lenses was originally developed for Sony’s Alpha 7 and Alpha 9 series mirrorless full-frame cameras.

The Batis lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras and cover a total of five focal lengths which range between 18 to 135mm and when paired with Sony’s cameras, the new ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF lens promises to deliver a lightweight, simple-to-use, high-performance system that produces excellent image quality with a minimum shooting distance of 24 centimetres for close-up shots and a magnification ratio of 1.3.3.

The Batis Family from Zeiss
The Batis Family from Zeiss

Pollmann continued:
“With the launch of the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF, we now offer a focal length that falls between the standard 35 and 50mm 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. 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.”

Pricing and availability

The new ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF will be available from November 2018 and will cost £1,129.99 [inc VAT]. For more info head to the ZEISS website.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.