Product Comparison: Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF vs Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA

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General Specifications
Batis 2/40 CF
Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA
About the Product
Lightweight wide-angle lens, fast autofocus, close focusing distance: with a 40-millimeter fixed focal length, this lens is excellent for the applications of a standard focal length as well as for typical shooting situations with lightweight wide-angle lenses.
The Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens is a prime, normal focal length lens featuring a very fast and bright f/1.8 maximum aperture to support working in dimly-lit conditions and for greater control over focus for shallow depth of field imagery.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Sony E
Sony E
Maximum Aperture
2 /f
1.8 /f
Minimum Focal Length
40 millimeters
55 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
40 millimeters
55 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF Camera Lens
  • I like the non-conventional 40mm focal length.
  • The optical performance is outstanding and images are super-sharp.
  • It has a versatile focal length.
  • It has a spectacular image quality.
  • An elegant and very sharp lens, with a very fast AF.
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Camera Lens
  • It is considered one of the sharpest lenses in the absolute and they are right, even at wider openings.
  • It is a very sharp lens with a very versatile focal.
  • Very low chromatic aberrations at maximum aperture.
  • The focal length, fits a lot with the type of format.
  • Excellent construction. It has extreme sharpness even at full aperture.
Size & Weight
3.6 in.
2.53 in.
3.6 in.
2.53 in.
4.2 in.
2.77 in.
12.7 oz.
10 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF Camera Lens
  • The 40mm is lightweight, has excellent optical quality.
  • Rugged construction and lightweight.
  • It is very light and easy to carry around, it is weather sealed.
  • It's reasonably light and the lens falls into hand well.
  • The lens is very well balance when hand held.
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Camera Lens
  • Super super sharp! And tiny and lightweight!
  • It is a very sharp lens, compact and easy to carry.
  • The size and weight of the target is unbeatable!
  • Lightweight lens considering its workmanship and compact.
  • Lightweight lens with excellent performance even at full aperture.
Minimum Focus Distance
9.45 in.
19.7 in.
Field Of View
FX 43° / DX 29°
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF Camera Lens
  • The autofocus is fast, quiet and smooth.
  • It can focus very close.
  • The autofocus is fast, silent, and reliable.
  • Close focus is very good, with nice smooth bokeh.
  • Focus is quick and snappy, and it works very well even in manual mode.
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Camera Lens
  • The image quality is really good and focus is really good paired with a7riii.
  • It's razor sharp right from f1.8, fast focus and has great optical quality.
  • The manual focus ring was incredibly smooth and easy to operate.
  • Excellent build quality. Smooth and precise focusing ring.
  • Sharpness is as high as contrast. Autofocus is very fast.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
9 Elements in 8 Groups
7 Elements in 5 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
67 millimeters
49 millimeters
Weatherproof, Innovative OLED display, Close Focus Function, Aspherical Lens
Circular aperture, ZEISS® T* coating, Moisture-proof and dust-resistant construction
What customers say about "Features"
Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF Camera Lens
  • The Batis 40mm lens is a joy to use.
  • Walking around with the lens is a pleasure. It's a good combination with the A7iii.
  • This is a very well-built lens, and it is a joy to hold.
  • The fit and finish of the lens it top-notch.
  • Excellent all purpose lens. Extremely sharp, close focusing, great contrast and colours.
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Camera Lens
  • Excellent build quality, metal body like the focus ring, plastic will only be found in the cap.
  • Externally, build quality is good.
  • Sturdy and well built. Great lens.
  • The quality at 1.8 is very good, sharp at that opening as few.
  • Great built, rugged metal.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
999.99 $

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