ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 Has OLED Pan­els

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120 HWM | M AY 2 0 1 6 If you think ZEISS is con­tented with the suc­cess of the ZEISS Otus se­ries – think again. The Ger­man op­tics firm has just re­leased a se­ries of lenses called ZEISS Batis. Among the lenses in this se­ries is the ZEISS Batis 2.8/18, and as you can guess from its name, is one that of­fers a fo­cal length of 18mm, with a max­i­mum aperture of f/2.8.

With such a wide field of view, the ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 is ideal for both ar­chi­tec­tural and as­tro pho­tog­ra­phy. It con­sists of 11 el­e­ments in 10 groups, and uses the ‘float­ing el­e­ments' de­sign for bet­ter fo­cus­ing per­for­mance. In ad­di­tion, the el­e­ments in­side this lens are made of spe­cial glass, for bet­ter clar­ity.

What sets the ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 and its brethren apart from the com­pe­ti­tion though, is the ad­di­tion of an OLED dis­play that dis­plays the dis­tance and depth of field. The lenses are also weatherand dust-re­sis­tant.

All ZEISS Batis lenses are spe­cially made for Sony E mount cam­eras, and are avail­able in a num­ber of con­fig­u­ra­tions – there's the 18mm f/2.8 men­tioned above, a 25mm f/2, and an 85mm f/1.8 lens. Lo­cal pric­ing and avail­abil­ity re­mains to be con­firmed.

The ZEISS Batis se­ries of lenses have OLED screens that dis­play the dis­tance and depth of field.

Firmware 2.0 also en­hanced aut­o­fo­cus func­tion­al­ity and JPEG im­age qual­ity, among other things.

The new firmware lets you shoot with shut­ter speeds up to 1/16,000 sec.

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