ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF Lens for Sony E

BH #ZE4020CF • MFR #2239-137
ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Three Aspherical Elements
Offering a unique short-normal focal length with a close-focusing design, the Batis 40mm f/2 CF from ZEISS is a Sony E-mount prime further characterized by its advanced optical layout. Based on the Distagon design, this lens 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, coupled with the Close Focusing designation, is also employed for consistent performance when working with both near and far subjects. Additionally, an enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for working in difficult lighting conditions.
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ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF Overview

Offering a unique short-normal focal length with a close-focusing design, the Batis 40mm f/2 CF from ZEISS is a Sony E-mount prime further characterized by its advanced optical layout. Based on the Distagon design, this lens 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, coupled with the Close Focusing designation, is also employed for consistent performance when working with both near and far subjects. Additionally, 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.

Short normal-length 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 60mm 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.
Suitable for close-up shooting, this CF (Close Focusing) lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4", minimum working distance of 5.5", and a maximum magnification of 1:3.3.
Distagon optical concept affords high sharpness, well-corrected image quality from edge-to-edge, and very low field curvature.
Two aspherical elements, three elements made from anomalous partial dispersion glass, and one aspherical element 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.
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 40mm f/2 CF Specs

Focal Length40mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View56°
Minimum Focus Distance9.45" / 24 cm
Maximum Magnification0.3x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.58 x 3.66" / 91 x 93 mm
Weight12.73 oz / 361 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.915 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.95 x 5.35 x 4.8"
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At what distance does the Batis 40 stop down 1 stop?
Asked by: Shaun
This type of question is better asked of the manufacture, in this case, Zeiss when it is not available in the overview or specs provided by the manufacture. Since Criag pointed out that his lens stopped down one stop when close focusing, and since I preordered this lens, I asked Zeiss the question. The answer: yes it stops down when close focusing so that it will keep high resolution and contrast (when close focusing). The Zeiss representative wrote: "We are currently developing a software update that will allow us to work within a larger focus range with a wide-open aperture. The update will be available to download for free from the ZEISS website in early 2019. We will notify all registered customers via email". I'm OK with this, I appreciate Zeiss being forthright concerning this matter. Again, address this type of question to the manufacture and please don't flame the product based on internet chatter(DPreview, FB, etc)! I eagerly await my back-ordered copy of this lens, and intend to post a review, based on my actual use of this product, not what someone else writes. The high ISO performance of my A7III is so good, I'm not going to quibble over one stop while close focusing when the overall IQ of the lens is as good as I expect it to be, based on legitimate test reviews and my satisfaction with the excellent Batis 25mm f2 and Batis 135mm f2.8 -- purchased here at B&H, BTW.
Answered by: Kelly
Date published: 2020-07-12

Autofocus noise it's normal for this lens ? My 25 ...

Autofocus noise it's normal for this lens ? My 25 and 85 Batis no sound when autofocus
Asked by: Alex
The Batis lenses use a silent AF motor and there should be noise coming from the lens. If this is the case with your lens, please initiate a service case by going to: https://zeiss.secure.force.com/CZPRepair/?page=1&region=Americas&area=consumer&lang=EN
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2020-11-17

This or the Sigma 40mm 1.4 ?

This or the Sigma 40mm 1.4 ?
Asked by: Mohammed
I had both. The Sigma is large, but the sharpest lens I have ever used. The Batis feels great to shoot with and colors are better in my option.
Answered by: scott
Date published: 2021-03-25

Zeiss color, microcontrast are there?:). There ...

Zeiss color, microcontrast are there?:). There are a smallest lens hood for this lens?
Asked by: Alex
Yes, the same as my Batis 1.8/85... color matched it seems. The 40mm is a nice middle focal length... I always feel a 50mm is too tight. This 40mm has a close focus, and I always find that very useful in any lens. I love mine.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-11-17

Is the lens hood included and will the lens hood ...

Is the lens hood included and will the lens hood reverse mount on the lens for storage?
Asked by: James M
The lens shades are included with all ZEISS Batis lenses and they are reversible for storage.
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2019-11-26

Hi ! AF noise it's normal for this lens ? My 25 ...

Hi ! AF noise it's normal for this lens ? My 25 Batis and 85 Batis no sound when autofocus
Asked by: Anonymous
The AF on this lens is quiet.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-18

Zeiss admitted an issue with the close focus ...

Zeiss admitted an issue with the close focus aperture problem as well as with eye-AF, but as of February 2019 I haven’t heard their follow up response yet. Any word?
Asked by: Ty
The firmware update is due April 2019. There are some explanations online about the expected improvements, so it's worth searching them out.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2020-07-12

How would it do as a street lens, portraits, ...

How would it do as a street lens, portraits, paired with A7R r.?
Asked by: Barbara
The 40mm focal length is a good general purpose lens for a wide variety of applications, nice for people shots and street photography
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Date published: 2020-07-12
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