Zeiss has officially announced the new Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. The Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 lens costs $1,499 in USD, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video and Adorama.com (Pre-order links will be available soon). It will be released in May, 2016.
Zeiss has posted a teaser on a new lens to be announced on April 14th, 2016.
At CES 2016, ZEISS and Fellowes ExoLens brands launch mobile phone accessory photography – Setting a New Quality Standard with new Zeiss Macro, wide-angle, telephoto lenses. These three lenses are scheduled to be released in late Q2, 2016. The wide-angle and telephoto lenses offer excellent image performance with outstanding edge-to-edge contrast. The macro lens features a zoom function – unique for accessory lenses of this type – for flexible image composition.
Zeiss has just announced the new Otus 1.4/28 (28mm f/1.4 Distagon T*) lens today. Available for Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount. The price for this lens is not yet announced, will be shipping in the second quarter of 2016. Zeiss said this lens is “The world’s best wide-angle lens.” High-res sample images are available at Flickr.