Zeiss is rumored to announce a new Batis lens with 18mm focal length. The upcoming Zeiss Batis 18mm lens release date scheduled for April, 2016.
Zeiss currently has the Batis 2/25 FE lens wide-angle prime and Batis 1.8/85 FE lens fast prime lens for Sony Alpha series mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.
These two lenses are the first full-frame autofocus lenses with an OLED and both become available on the market back in July, 2015. The price for Zeiss Batis 2/25 lens is $1,299 at B&H, Adorama, the price for Zeiss Batis 1.8/85 lens is $1,199 at B&H, Adorama.
New Zeiss Batis 18mm Lens Rumored for April 2016 Release
Now according to latest rumors, next lens from Zeiss for the Batis lineup will be a 18mm wide-angle lens. Maximum aperture of Zeiss Batis 18mm lens is unknown at the moment, but it is expected to be f/2.8.
Zeiss is expected to announce 5 new full-frame E-mount lenses and two or three of the lenses planned for 2016. While we can expect two lenses for Photokina 2016 or by the end of the year, this Batis 18mm model might be the one to be announced earlier this year.