The Batis fixed-focus prime lenses are not to be confused with the Zeiss lenses made by Sony in collaboration with Zeiss. These new lenses are made and distributed by Zeiss. An innovative feature is an OLED display that provides key data to the photographer, such as the distance of the focal plane of the camera and the depth of fields. The OLED readout gives photographers a new way to set up a shot. They are designed to be used with Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras: the A7, A7 Mark II, A7R, and A7S.
“The Zeiss Batis lenses are our way of acknowledging this trend and providing creative and ambitious photographers with the expert tools they need,” says Dr. Michael Pollmann, product manager at Zeiss Camera Lenses, in a release.
The Zeiss Batis 2/25 and 1.8/85 lenses will ship in July with pre-orders starting this month. The Zeiss Batis 2/25 will sell for $1,299 and the Zeiss Batis 1.8/85 for $1,199.