A Review of the Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Lens

Zeiss lenses are loved for their uncompromising image quality, with sharp rendering, deep and contrasty colors, and beautiful bokeh. The Batis 40mm f/2 CF offers the respected Batis design in tandem with a wide aperture and unique focal length. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens for Sony E mount cameras. The 40mm f/2 comes with a range of advanced features including:

  • Close focusing (CF) with a minimum working distance of 5.5 inches for a maximum magnification of 1:3.3
  • Distagon optical concept for improved sharpness and reduced field curvature
  • Two aspherical elements, three anomalous partial dispersion glass elements, and one aspherical element for reduced aberrations and increased clarity and sharpness
  • ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating for reduced flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
  • Floating elements for consistent image quality
  • Integrated OLED display for showing focus distance and depth of field
  • Linear motors for for fast and quiet autofocus
  • Dust- and weather-sealing for working in inclement conditions

Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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