Batis 18mm

ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 - First Impressions

I recently got the Zeiss Batis 18mm, f2.8 in for review and my first impressions of it are very good. I first came across this lens at NAB 2016 and instantly realized I needed to get this in for a more detailed review. There will be a more in-depth review and I'm definitely focusing on the video performance of this lens. Initially let's just say the auto focusing engine in this lens is really impressive; pair that fast motor with the focusing system of the Sony a7RII and you pretty much can set this thing out on its own and it's going to grab critical focus 90 percent of the time.

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At any rate, I will cover that in a more detailed video review later on, so make sure you're subscribed to my YouTube channel. And if you're interested, here's a list of the stuff I used to shoot these quick samples as well.

All that said, here are some quick sample shots I grabbed in full auto in a 16:9 aspect ratio, which brings the total megapixels of the a7RII down to 36.

I just wanted to get this out as soon as possible, I've had the lens a couple of days and I've been floored by it's performance and awesomeness!