Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF: specifications and reviews

Lens
Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF

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Specifications

General characteristics

Zeiss
Batis 2/40 CF
One time
with display for focus distance and depth of field
Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF
fixed focal
2018-09-27
Yes
€ 1299
$ 1299+VAT
361 gr.
93 mm.
91 mm.
FE
Full frame

1.00x

Focals

40 mm.
40 mm.
1.00x
No
No / n.a.

Aperture

f/2
9
No
No
No

Focus

Yes
Yes
Indirect
Yes
24 cm.
0.30x (35mm. equiv)

Build

No
9/8
3 aspherical, 4 anomalous partial dispersion
67 mm.
mm.
Yes
Yes
  • ePHOTOzine 9.5/10
    Quality, lack of compromise and elegance of design characterise the new lens, one which I have found very exciting to use. It also does not fall into the trap of being clinically sharp without having that indefinable character. It manages to be crisp and clean in terms of its images, but they also have the sparkle that gives that emotional element. Sometimes this is referred to as “pixie dust”, the magical extra ingredient that makes great lenses.
  • Dustin Abbott
    It’s more expensive than the very popular Sony Zeiss 55mm F1.8 Sonnar, and, for a few hundred dollars more, one could buy the exceptional Sony Zeiss 50mm F1.4 Planar. But neither of those lenses (or the Sigma 50mm F1.4 ART) have the close focus ability of the Batis 40. If you don’t value close focus, you might be just as happy with one of the other options, but if you could use a lens that does a little bit of everything, you really should consider this lens.
  • Phillip Reeve
    It is able to render with high sharpness, contrast and decent flare resistance. It shows low distortion and coma.The Batis is also quite light, well built, weather sealed and focuses very close which makes it an obvious choice as an everyday lens. The bokeh is not really disturbing but has high contrast, outlining and onion rings [...] The lens has three major bugs yet: automatic aperture closing, inaccurate Eye AF and inaccurate AF-C at close distance.
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Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF Lens