Zeiss 18mm F2.8 Batis E-mount lens review by Atto

reviewer#44092 date: Jun-25-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:I own a ZA 24 2.0 and use it with the LA-EA3.
The ZA 24 2.0 is a high performer, the Batis 18 2.8 has better corner performance at same f numbers
price paid:1200€
positive:Extreme sharp, not heavy, silet AF, no CA
Best wide-angle lens currently available for A7rIII
Protection against dust and spray water
Lens is very well centered and shows no difference in corner performance (is quite rare for a uwa lens).
negative:less vignetting wide open would be nice
comment:I was searching quite long for an ultra-wide lens for night sky photography. I tested Samyang 16 2.4 for Canon with Sigma adapter, the Sigma Art 14 f1.8 and the Sony mount Samyang 14 2.8 AF

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.90
  • color: 4.80
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.80
  • overall: 4.86
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