Electronic OLED display of ZEISS Batis lenses
All ZEISS Batis lenses contain an electronic OLED display which shows the focus distance and depth of field. The depth of field describes the sharp focus range and depends on a range of factors including the focus distance, the set aperture and the image sensor of the camera type used.
Depending on the focus distance, one of the following two display modes will be shown.
The display shows the focus distance on the left hand side, and the depth of field on the right hand side. The latter displays the sharp focus range relating to the focus distance.
Long distance situations
The focus distance is shown in the upper part of the display. Depth of field values are shown in the display corners in the bottom left and right in absolute distance values relating to the distance from the camera system. The depth of field units are identical to the focus distance unit. The standard setting of the display is as follows:
• Values displayed in meters ([m]).
• The display is only powered on in MF mode and during manual fine tuning in DMF mode.
Changing the modes
The displayed unit can be changed from m to ft (and vice versa) by turning the focus ring 360° beyond the minimum object distance (clockwise facing the rear of the camera/lens). The lens is set to metric measurements by default. You can also change the display mode by turning the focus ring 360° beyond the infinity position (counterclockwise). The following options are available:
ON: display always powered on, both in manual and AF modes
MF: display powered on in manual modes only
OFF: display always powered off
Please note that the distance and depth of field display is not a high-precision distance meter. Deviations from the exact real object distance may occur. Tolerances of the flange focal distance of the camera bodies may give rise to inaccuracies, especially for long distances. If the display should malfunction, switch the camera off, remove the lens briefly and then replace it on the camera.