ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E Mount

ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E Mount

ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E Mount

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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.4 to f/22
  • Sonnar Optical Design
  • 3 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Manual Aperture Can Be De-Clicked
  • All-Metal Barrel, Engraved Scales
  • Weather-Resistant Lens Mount Gasket
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ZEISS 85mm f/2.4 overview

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A compact short telephoto prime for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, the Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens from ZEISS is an ideal portrait-length lens characterized by its sleek form factor and impressive optical qualities. Utilizing an optimized Sonnar concept, the simple seven elements, seven groups design incorporates three anomalous partial dispersion elements to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity and color accuracy. Additionally, a ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to the individual lens elements to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.

Loxia lenses are distinct in that they feature a manual focus design that has been specifically tailored for use with electronic viewfinders, and also feature a manual aperture ring that can be de-clicked for silent operation; making them especially well-suited to filmmaking applications. The all-metal lens barrel incorporates engraved focusing and depth of field scales, and a 220° focus throw offers fine-tuned control over focusing position as close as 2.6' away. Additionally, a weather-resistant gasket is featured at the lens mount to protect the lens-camera interface from dust and moisture.

Prime portrait-length lens is designed specifically for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used on APS-C models where it will provide a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
An f/2.4 maximum aperture permits working in low-light conditions, offers control over depth of field, and also helps to maintain the compact overall form factor of the lens.
Based on the Sonnar optical concept, this lens incorporates three anomalous partial dispersion elements to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity and color neutrality.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast and color fidelity.
Manual focus design is accentuated by a knurled metal focusing ring, 220° focus ring rotational angle, and engraved depth of field and distance scale markings.
The manual aperture ring can be mechanically 'de-clicked' for smooth, silent rotation throughout the aperture range; making it ideal for video applications.
The lens mount is fitted with an electronic interface that conveys all lens EXIF data to the camera and can also be configured to automatically activate the camera's focusing magnification function when turning the focus ring.
An all-metal lens barrel is fitted with a weather-resistant gasket at the lens mount to protect against moisture and dust from reaching the image sensor or rear lens element.
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ZEISS 85mm f/2.4 specs

Performance
Focal Length 85mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony E
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 28.63°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.62' (80 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.2
Elements/Groups 7 / 7
Features
Autofocus No
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.46 x 3.73" (62.5 x 94.8 mm)
Weight 1.31 lb (594 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 5.4 x 4.7"

ZEISS 85mm f/2.4 reviews

Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E Mount is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent addition to the Loxia line I expected good things from this lens, but was pleasantly surprised to see just how good it really is. I also have an Otus 85/1.4, which is truly superb, and this little Loxia compares favorably with it. No, it's not identical in quality (nor in wide-open aperture, of course), but one wouldn't expect it to be; however, it comes very close indeed. Even the rendering of the two lenses is quite similar. Size and weight are great for casual use and just walking around, and it easily fits into a small bag with the other Loxias. I look forward to seeing what Zeiss produces next in the Loxia line. I'm hoping for a 28mm!
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STUNNING LENS....MORE LOXIA PLEASE! I was initially skeptical about two things. The price of those lens as well as its performance wide open. This lens blew me away with its sharpness at 2.4mm. Virtually no distortion wide open. Super sharp across the spectrum. This lens is slightly larger and heavier then its siblings in the Loxia line, but the lines still balances well on the A7r2. I now own the entire Loxia line and am hoping that Zeiss expands this line to include a few more options. I would love a 15mm/2.8....would pre-order as soon as this option would become available. This lens is a keeper. Worth every cent.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes most definitely This lens compares most favorably with my Zeiss Otus 85mm for sharpness across the frame and color rendering. Bokeh is smooth and not distracting. I have not found any issues with CA in backlit scenes either. Although the lens does not ha be the light gathering capacity as the Otus you are not carrying the extra 2 lbs. balances very well in your hand mounted on the A7rii
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from more loxia please I now have the whole loxia set, and for me and the way I shoot, small, amazing quality, I'm really enjoying them. Not sure what's left to make, but if they go for a 135 down the road, I'll be a pre-order.
Date published: 2017-01-30
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