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ZEISS 18mm Batis f/2.8 Prime - E Mount

Abel Code: batis18
Mfr. Code: 2136-691
This super wide angle prime lens features an 18mm fixed focal length, f/2.8 max. aperture, and precision Sony E Mount.
Key Highlights
  • 18mm f/2.8 Prime Lens
  • MOD: 9.8" (0.25m)
  • E Mount


The ZEISS 18mm Batis f/2.8 Prime - E Mount is an ideal full-frame lens for landscape, astro and architectural photography, featuring a very large field angle and fast autofocus, with protection against dust and water spray for reliable operation in extreme conditions. For creative photography, the innovative OLED display shows the distance and depth of field to ensure that the focusing range can always be perfectly set.

ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were specially developed for mirrorless full-frame system cameras from Sony. Such SLR cameras had a mirror box, requiring a long back focal distance for short focal lengths (the distance between the back lens element and the film plane must be considerably longer than the focal length). The Distagon lenses (retrofocus design) are also ideal for mirrorless system cameras thanks to their optimized ray path (enabling excellent image performance with large image angles for digital camera systems without mirrors).

ZEISS Batis lenses are fully compatible with all Sony E Mount cameras. 


  • Easy-to-read OLED display for quicl DOF reference
  • Allows for both auto and manual focus
  • Fast and silent focus for Sony mirrorless E Mount cameras
  • Dust and splash/spray proof


  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Minimum Object Distance (MOD): 9.8" (0.25m)
  • Free Working Distance: 6.7" (0.17m)
  • Angular FOV (Diagonal / Horizontal / Vertical): 99° / 90° / 67°
  • Diameter of Image Field: 43mm (1.69")
  • Coverage at Close Range (MOD; referring to 24x36mm format): 8.9" x 13.4" (227mm x 340mm) 
  • Image Ratio @ MOD: 1:9.5
  • Flange Focal Distance: 18mm (0.71")
  • Entrance Pupil Position (front of image plane): 2.9" (73mm)
  • Lens Elements/Groups: 11/10
  • Rotation Angle of Focusing Ring: Focusing not mechanically coupled
  • Weight: 0.74 lb (330 g)
  • Length (with caps): 3.7" (95mm)
  • Length (without caps): 3.1" (80mm)
  • Diameter (Max.): 3.9" (100mm)
  • Diameter of Focusing Ring: 3.1" (78mm)
  • Filter Threads: 77mm
  • Mount Type: E Mount



What's in the Box

  • 1 x Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount


Key Highlights

  • 18mm f/2.8 Prime Lens
  • MOD: 9.8" (0.25m)
  • E Mount

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Lens Mount:
Max Aperture F-stop:
Lens Options:
Filter Thread Size:
Fixed Focal Length:
Elements & Groups:
11 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Range:
f/2.8 - f/22
Minimum Focus Distance:
9.8" - 0.25m
Max Angle of View:
99degrees - Diagonal


5.4 in
4.7 in
9.9 in
1.85 lb

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