The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G is the longer of the two lenses at 100mm. The Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF with a length of 93mm, is 7mm shorter. On the other hand, the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF has a larger diameter of 91mm compared to the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G's 73mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF weighs 361g, 26% (133g) lighter than the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G's weight of 494g.
Both the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF have the same Filter thread size of 67mm.
Below are links to the 67mm filters that we recommend you to consider for these lenses:
Both the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A6700, Sony FX30 and Sony ZV-E10.
Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G has a focal range of 16-55mm and 3.4X
zoom ratio which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 24-82.5mm
when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
On the other hand, the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 40mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 60mm.