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Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8

Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
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Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 review: specs and price

Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8

Why is Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 better than the average?

  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/2.8 vsf/3.0
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
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    2.8fvs3.7f
  • Minimum focus distance
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    0.25mvs0.39m
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs21.68f
  • Maximum angle of view
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    99°vs60.84°
  • Minimum focal length
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    18mmvs29.98mm
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs21.37f

Price comparison

Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8

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Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 AmazonZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E Mou...ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E Mount w/Advanced Photo and Travel Bundle
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$1,299.00
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$1,299.00

General info

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.weight

330g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.Has a metal mount
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
4.Lens hood is reversible
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.
5.minimum focal length

18mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
6.Includes lens hood
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Optics

1.maximum angle of view

99°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
2.minimum angle of view

67°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
3.magnification

0.1x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
4.optical zoom

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2.8f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.minimum focus distance

0.25m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

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