ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E

ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E

ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E

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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Four Low Dispersion Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Floating Elements System
  • OLED Display for Focus Distance and DoF
  • Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
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ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 Overview

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Pairing the tested Distagon concept with contemporary functionality, the ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 is a wide-angle prime designed specifically for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Its broad field of view makes it well-suited to landscape, reportage, and architecture photography applications and the bright f/2 maximum aperture is ideal for shooting in low-light conditions. The optical design uses a series of aspherical and anomalous partial dispersion elements to greatly reduce color fringing, distortion, and other aberrations to realize sharp, clear, and color-accurate imagery. A floating elements system is also employed for consistent performance throughout the focusing range, and an enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for working in difficult lighting conditions.

Batis-series lenses are distinguished by their innovative use of an OLED display on the lens barrel, which highlights the focus distance and depth of field range for quickly recognizing your focusing parameters. As an autofocus lens, linear motors are used to deliver quick, quiet, and smooth focusing performance to suit both stills and video applications. Additionally, the lens body also sports a dust- and moisture-sealed design to permit its use in trying environments.

Wide-angle prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 37.5mm equivalent focal length
Bright f/2 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
Distagon optical concept affords high sharpness, well-corrected image quality from edge-to-edge, and very low field curvature.
Two aspherical elements, two elements made from anomalous partial dispersion glass, and a pair of aspherical elements also made from low dispersion glass are featured, and all contribute to significantly reducing chromatic and spherical aberrations, color fringing, and distortion for improved clarity, sharpness, and resolution.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Floating elements system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range, from 7.9" to infinity.
Integrated OLED display on the top of the lens shows the working focus distance as well as the depth of field range for quickly recognizing the parameters of focus in use, even when working in low-light conditions.
Linear motors benefit the autofocus performance of the lens and provide smooth, fast, and quiet operation. For manual focusing, a rubberized ring offers greater tactile control for precise placement of focus.
Dust and weather-sealed construction benefits using the lens in inclement shooting conditions.

ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 Specs

Focal Length 25mm
Maximum Aperture f/2
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Sony E
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View 82
Maximum Magnification 0.19x
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 20 cm
Optical Design 10 Elements in 8 Groups
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization None
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions ( x L) 3.19 x 3.07" / 81 x 78 mm
Weight 11.8 oz / 335 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 5.8 x 4.8"

ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 Reviews

Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 92.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It has exceeded my expectations Ive made about 1500 images with this lens since acquiring it in July of 2018. I almost always shoot wide and first became interested in this lens when I realized more than 90% of what I was shooting with the Sony G master 24-70 on my A7Rii was shot at 24mm. Its low light performance has been very good, its quick to find focus and is sharp edge to edge. As one would expect from a Zeiss product, the build quality is excellent and the handling is crisp. I dislike shooting with a flash and consequently I have found this lenss low light performance solid. If you like to shoot wide and appreciate a prime, this lens is an excellent choice.
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for travel and indoor Great color, great build quality, and very sharp. AF works very good too. One thing this lens has is an OLED window whiich shows you the focus distance and DOF. This is very useful, especially when shooting landscape where you want everything to be sharp. You need to change the lens setting to turn the OLED always on. Read the lens manual! There is one drawback however. The sunstar from this lens is not as good as the Zeiss Loxia lenses. Well, it's not even as good as the modern Nikon wide angle primes like Nikon 20mm f1.8G. I choose this lens over the Zeiss Luxia 21mm f2.8 for its AF and 25mm is more suitable for travel and indoor kids' shoots.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Infinity autofocus problems with 7RII Optical quality and autofocus speed is great. BUT: 1. Can't autofocus to infinity 100% correctly with 7RII, even with the latest Sony firmware 2.0. It focuses approximately to 15-20 meters, which is noticable if you shoot at f2.0. So one have to use manual focus to have 100% sharp horison with f2.0. 2. LCD distance scale doesn't waok correctly as well. Again the same problem - indicated figures are less than in reality. Apprpximately 30% less :( Sony and Zeiss service can't resolve the problem at present time. looks like we need to wait for new firmware from Sony...
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A stunning lens - especially spectacular on the new A7Rii This is my new favorite wide angle lens. For years I thought nothing would ever match the Leica 28mm Summicron ASPH which was absolute heaven on the M240, but this one does. It is razor sharp across the frame, has the wonderful Zeiss 'pop' and beautifully rendered OOF areas. Build quality is top-notch. Sure, it's a little big, but the handling on the A7 family bodies is perfect. Plus, you get very fast autofocus, the super-cool digital DOF display and images that will blow you away. Really, just buy it.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, lightweight landscape lens for hiking and backpacking I bought this lens as THE single lens that I would travel with on multi-day backpacking trips to do both day and night landscape / astrophotography. It has been great for both and would highly recommend it for anyone trying to have a great wide angle, fast lens, but minimize weight. It is super sharp, corner to corner at f/8, which is where I normally shoot day landscapes. I have also sucessfully used this on the PilotFly H2 gimbal - very easy to balance.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy minimum focal distance batman. Needed something wider than my 35 and decided to get the Zeiss. I wanted to invest in something with a really good build quality and design. What really surprised me was the minimum focal distance. I really didn't think it was a big deal initially but I found out I could switch from landscapes and then take very close up shots of leafs and pine cones while I was shooting in Yosemite. Really nice surprise. Photos shot on A7rMK2 with Batis 25mm.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Lens This is one amazing piece of glass. Everything about it is stellar. It's sharp corner to corner, even wide open. The focal length doesn't lend itself well to portraits, but still got some nice shots of my daughters.. when I pixel peeped, their faces/eyes were SO SHARP... The Zeiss 3D effect is on full display- the bokeh is so buttery.. it is close to being a macro lens with how close it can focus... Straight out of the camera, I got some AMAZING landscape shots. The colors are just out of this world. Shooting straight into the sun, i got 0 flare. NONE. I can't say that about all my Zeiss glass, T* coating and all. Shooting foliage with high contrast background, I had to strain to see any CA at wide open, and stopping down to f/4 eliminated it completely.
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better and better... Have been using this lens for two months now, and as I become accustom to it, I am loving the lens more and more (and this is not always the case with me.) It seems to meet every optical demand I place on it and continually surprises with excellent results. Great both in the street, or in hills- it is a fast, sharp, beautiful lens. As someone who shot with Leica M series lenses for thirty years I had serious separation anxiety. Happy to have a new home.
Date published: 2016-02-26
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On the official website it says the lens will be available in July. It's about to be August and it's not available yet. When will it actually be available?
Asked by: Lam N.
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Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Without touching the lens, can you control focus (rack focus, forwards or backwards) either in the camera or-ideally-remotely, via app or whatever? As far as I can tell, you can choose a focus point in the camera/remotely, but haven't seen where you can change the focal plane. Is that possible?
Asked by: Anonymous
I am able to rack focus with the touch remote app through the playmemories Sony App for shooting photos. I'm not sure if that app works for video, if that is your intended purpose.
Answered by: Dan H.
Date published: 2018-08-26


On APS-C-sized E-mount cameras, will the auto-focus work? About the stabilisation (OSS)?(For Sony A6000)
Asked by: Anonymous
While this lens will autofocus on a Sony APS-C mirrorless camera such as the A6000, it will not offer stabilization since the camera does not have it built in.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2019-05-27

Any thought on 24mm 1.4 GM lens? Not sure which ...

Any thought on 24mm 1.4 GM lens? Not sure which one to get.
Asked by: Ilja
I have the Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 and I absolutely love it. The 24mm f/1.4 might cover a little more with the low aperture. I’m sure you’ll be pleased with either one!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-17


Does the AutoFocus (Constant-AF) work with these lenses? Specifically in video mode on the A7s, will auto focus during video recording continue to function, and does it function WELL?
Asked by: Matt C.
While the lens is compatible with Sony E mount cameras such as the A7s and it is still a very new product, unfortunately there are no current reviews or tests that we are aware of that speaks of this its performance just yet. However, we generally do product reviews on the Explora portion of our website so it would be best to check back there periodically for updates.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Where is this lens manufactured?
Asked by: Anonymous
According to the information we have, our current inventory's Country of Origin is Japan. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Does this lens remain at F2 on the A6300 body?
Asked by: Fran
Whilst these answers on here are 'correct' when people ask me this question I like to remind them that the lens won't behave like an F2 on crop either. The depth of field appears to increase also. For example this lens on a 1.5 crop body would have a field of view of 25 * 1.5 but also the depth would be affected also. It'd act aesthetically like an (f2* 1.5) also. Just thought id add that as no one else seems to notice or tell people
Answered by: phil w.
Date published: 2018-12-14


does the zeiss birthday rebate apply to pre-orders of this lens?
Asked by: earl b.
The instant rebate is on specific lenses and it does not include the Zeiss Batis 25mm F/2 Sony E mount lens.The instant rebates are listed under the price on the product page.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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  • Sony a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera
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  • Sony Alpha A9
  • Sony NEX-EA50M E-Mount
  • Sony NEX-EA50UH E-Mount
  • Sony NEX-FS700R E-Mount
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  • Sony NEX-VG900 E-Mount
  • Sony PXW-FS5 E-Mount
  • Sony PXW-FS5M2 E-Mount
  • Sony PXW-FS7 E-Mount
  • Sony PXW-FS7M2 E-Mount
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