Today, Zeiss has announced its newest Sony E-mount full-frame lens, the Batis 18mm f/2.8.
Designed alongside Zeiss’ 25mm and 85mm Batis lenses, the 18mm includes a linear autofocus motor as well as the signature OLED display for depth of field info and focus distance.
Inside, Zeiss includes seven ‘special’ glass elements, including four aspherical elements. Zeiss’ T anti-reflective coating also helps to ensure minimized ghosting and chromatic aberrations.
The lens isn’t specifically weatherproof, but Zeiss does say it’s dust and moisture resistant.
The lens will hit shelves in early May 2016 with a price tag of $1499. You can pre-order it now at B&H Photo.