Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 makes bunch of five for Sony E-mount

Announced hot on the heels of Zeiss’s ZX1 full-frame ‘concept’ camera, the legendary German lens-makers have also announced a new member of their Batis lens family for the Sony E-mount.

The new optic is the Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF, a 40mm optic with a maximum aperture of f/2. This focal length bridges a gap between two lenses in the Batis series – the Zeiss Batis 2/25 and the Zeiss Batis 1.8/85 – providing a useful and versatile standard focal length for street photography and portraiture, as well as a slightly wider perspective that makes it also useful for architecture and landscape photography.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.