The New Zeiss BATIS Lenses Have an OLED Screen

ZEISS Batis 1.8/85

 

Zeiss created their Loxia lens lineup for Sony full frame E-mount cameras, and today they’ve got something new. While the Loxia line has manual focus, the new Zeiss BATIS line of lenses can autofocus and have a special feature that we haven’t seen on lenses yet. These lenses have an OLED screen on the top that replaces the depth of field indicator and the focusing distance. It’s designed to display lots of important information to the photographer in low light situations where it is otherwise tough to get that reading. While a photographer can just otherwise look at the LCD screen for that info, it just makes more sense to sometimes look at the top of the lens.

The Zeiss BATIS line of lenses are said to be weather sealed and dust proof.

In July 2015, we’ll be getting a 25mm f2 and 85mm f1.8 lens offering to start out. From the sound of the press release, they’re targeting both professional and amateur photographers with the BATIS line. We’ve got no word on pricing yet, but tech specs are after the jump.

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2

ZEISS Batis 2/25

Technical data ZEISS Batis 2/25

Focal length 25 mm
Aperture range f/2 – f/22
Lens elements/groups 10/8
Focusing range 0.2 m (0.65 ft) – infinity
Working distance 0.13 m (0.42 ft) – infinity
Image field (diag./horiz. / vert.) 82° / 72° / 51°
Image circle diameter 43.3 mm
Object field at minimum object distance** 12.4 mm × 18.7 mm
Magnification ratio at minimum object distance 1:5,2
Filter thread M67 × 0.75
Diameter (max.) 81 mm
Diameter of the focusing ring 78 mm
Length (without lens caps) 78 mm
Length (with lens caps) 92 mm
Weight (without lens caps) 335 g
Camera mounts E-Mount

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8

Technical data ZEISS Batis 1.8/85

Focal length 85 mm
Aperture range f/1.8 – f/22
Lens elements/groups 11/8
Focusing range 0.80 m (2.6 ft) – infinity
Working distance 0.71 m (2.3 ft) – infinity
Image field (diag. / horiz. / vert.) 29° / 24° / 16°
Diameter circle diameter 43.3 mm (1.7 ″)
Object field at minimum object distance** 18.9 mm × 28.3 mm (7.4 x 11.1 ″)
Magnification ratio at minimum object distance 1/7.9
Filter thread M67 × 0.75
Diameter (max.) 81 mm (3.2 ″)
Diameter of the focusing ring 78 mm (3.1 ″)
Length (without lens cap) 92 mm (3.6 ″)
Length (with lens caps) 105 mm (4.1 ″)
Weight (without lens caps) 475 g (1.0 lbs)
Camera mounts E-Mount