ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E

ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E

ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E

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  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.4 to f/22
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • Sonnar Optical Design
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
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ZEISS 2162-636 Overview

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A compact short telephoto prime for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, the Loxia 85mm f/2.4 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-series lenses are distinguished by their manual focus operation along with a manual aperture ring that can be de-clicked for silent operation; making them especially suitable for filmmaking applications. Loxia lenses are also characterized by their compact form factor and all-metal lens barrel, which incorporates engraved focusing and depth of field scales, for fine-tuned control. Additionally, the lens body sports a dust- and moisture-sealed design to permit its use in trying environments.

Short telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides 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.
Sonnar optical concept suits the combination of a large maximum aperture and long focal length, and also contributes to notable sharpness, well-controlled flare, and high contrast.
Three anomalous partial dispersion elements are used to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Manual focus design is benefitted by focusing and depth of field scales along with a 220° focus ring rotational angle and hard stops at both infinity and minimum focusing positions.
Manual aperture ring has clicked indicators throughout aperture range. Using the included De-Click Tool, this ring can be mechanically 'de-clicked' for smooth, silent rotation throughout the aperture range; making it ideal for video applications.
Weather-resistant construction includes internal seals to guard against dust and moisture as well as a blue sealing ring at the lens mount to protect the lens-camera interface.
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.
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ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • 90-Day B&H Used Warranty
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    ZEISS 2162-636 Specs

    Focal Length 85mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2.4
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Sony E
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 29
    Maximum Magnification 0.139x
    Minimum Focus Distance 2.62' / 80 cm
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 7 Groups
    Focus Type Manual Focus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 52 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.44 x 3.74" / 62 x 95 mm
    Weight 1.3 lb / 594 g

    ZEISS 2162-636 Reviews

    Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
    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 Small In Stature, Big on Performance I purchased the Loxia 85/2.4 to complete my set of 5 Loxia lenses. I find manual, prime lenses are ideal for landscapes and architecture. Autofocus is unreliable in terms of where to focus, and is unreliable where there is little contrast or detail. I have several 90'ish lenses, and the Loxia is by far the sharpest, and is sharp corner to corner even at the widest aperture. That meets a basic requirement for landscapes. Best of all, 5 lenses fit into a small belt pack that would barely hold a single pro-level zoom lens, and it takes three big zooms to cover the same range. In the photo, I compare three E-mount lenses, all purchased from B&H. The panels are at full resolution, from a small corner of the complete image.
    Date published: 2018-08-21
    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
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely lens but... I compared this lens to the Sony 85/1.8 and found it having only "slightly" more color and equally sharp! I was surprised. I dont pixel peep or look at "corner sharpness" etc (like most people who'll look at your photos). I just magnify to 100% and I dont see the value yet,when you can edit shots taken with the 1.8 to match this one. Am I missing something? Oh,and the 1.8 is autofocus which helps with moving people (events). Peculiar.
    Date published: 2018-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent example of Zeisss products! This lens is just fantastic in image color, character and sharpness and on the Sony A7R III instant magnification makes focusing very easy. For a moving target I then would zone focus.
    Date published: 2019-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality optics Lens moves with precision focus and takes absolutely stunning photos on the A7 digital camera.
    Date published: 2018-07-16
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    Has anyone tried this with the Anamorphot 1.33 ...

    Has anyone tried this with the Anamorphot 1.33 Adapter? I know the 35mm Loxia is beautiful with the Anamorphot adapter from SLR Magic.
    Asked by: James


    how much do I gain going from f2.8 to f2.4? Also how is this lens compared to Zeiss Batis f1.8?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Loxia 85/2.4 is much sharper in the corners than the Batis 85/2, from the wide open to f/5.6, where the Loxia is still noticeably sharper. I didn't compare the center, nor apertures above f/5.6, which is the diffraction limit on a Sony A7Riii. I have both, but one is for landscapes (Loxia) and the other for portraits and candids. For what it's worth, the Loxia is sharper in the corners than the Sony 90/2.8 Macro.
    Answered by: Edward I.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Will this lense work on the Lifepixle IR conversions w/o the Hot Spot ... I have with my Batis lenses... the Batis is all but useless due to this flaw. Please does anyone know ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The ZEISS camera lenses are designed for the visible spectrum and are not promoted for use with cameras with NIR or IR capability. The 'flaw' you refer to with the Batis lenses is not a problem with the lens, since it was never intended for use outside of the visible spectrum.
    Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Has anyone noticed that with the aperture open to f2.4 on this lens, Sony A7 is showing f2.2 in the EVF/screen?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    We have not heard reports of this occurring. You may wish to consider exchanging if within 30 days or sending the lens and or camera in for service.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2018-10-24
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