The Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 lens is a compact and lightweight prime lens that makes an excellent all-rounder. It’s right at home as an everyday lens for casual shots, street photography, and even environmental portraits. Designed for full frame Sony E-Mount cameras, it has a bright f2 aperture gives you great flexibility with depth of field, allowing you to create images with soft backgrounds and sharp subjects, perfect for bringing attention to where it’s needed. Fast, reliable autofocus lets you concentrate on framing, all the while knowing your image will be in focus.
Bright f2 Aperture
The Carl Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 is a prime lens with a versatile focal length that works well for a range of applications, from street photography, to portraits, and more. A bright f2 maximum aperture offers excellent depth of field control. This is also extremely beneficial when working outdoors as the lighting conditions can change so quickly.
Smooth, Quiet Autofocus
The lens has an advanced autofocusing system, operating with the incredible precision Carl Zeiss lenses are known for. The Batis lens offers smooth, reliable autofocus that allows you to concentrate on composing the perfect shot, knowing with confidence, it will be sharp and in focus.
Close Focus Functionality
Another great aspect of this lens is the Close Focus function. This allows you to focus on subjects as close as 24cm, which is quite near, considering the focal length. Using this feature lets you get super-sharp images at close range. The lens automatically stops down when you’re a short distance from your subject, giving you exceptional image quality without having to think about it.
On the lens barrel, you’ll also notice a unique OLED screen. It displays focus distance and depth of field in bright, clear measurements. This is also especially beneficial when working in lowlight, taking the guesswork away so you can concentrate on what’s important.
Advanced Optical Design
The lens has 9 elements arranged in 8 groups, including special aspherical lenses that help minimise distortion. Built with Zeiss’s highly advanced Floating Element optical design. The carefully measured and adjusted distance between each element ensures optimal performance, sharpness, and clarity.
Advanced Anti-Reflective Coatings
To enhance optical performance even further, each element has a proprietary Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating applied. This helps cut out reflections caused by stray light hitting the lens from an angle. This results in images with better contrast and clarity, perfect for Sony’s high-resolution cameras.
Premium Weather Resistant Construction
The Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 E-Mount lens is made with a robust all-metal housing, offering superior durability and feel. Weather sealing ensures the stands up to the elements on its own. Paired with a weather sealed Sony camera, the combination forms a reliable system that can perform in rain, snow, dust, and more.
Manufacturer Code: 2239137
f/2 – f/22
0.24 m – ∞
Free working distance
0.14 m – ∞
Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.)
56° / 47° / 33°
Diameter of image field
Coverage at close range (MOD)**
79 x 117 mm
Image ratio at minimum object distance
Lens elements | groups
9 / 8
Flange focal distance
Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)
M67 x 0.75
Rotation angle of focusing ring
Focusing not mechanically coupled. Rotation angle depending on rotation speed.
Diameter of focusing ring
Length (with lens caps)
Length (without lens caps)
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice