Zeiss Loxia range of lenses

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Clas­sic pho­tog­ra­phy meets mod­ern tech­nol­ogy with Zeiss’ Loxia range of com­pact lenses, specif­i­cally de­signed for Sony full-frame mir­ror­less cam­eras. To­gether, they bring to­gether the best of both worlds — the cre­ative pos­si­bil­i­ties only avail­able with man­ual fo­cus, and the ben­e­fits of mir­ror­less full-frame pho­tog­ra­phy.

With func­tion­al­ity per­fectly pitched to Sony’s many strengths in the mir­ror­less game, the lenses are fully com­pat­i­ble, trans­mit­ting data to the re­spec­tive body in or­der to trig­ger viewfinder mag­ni­fi­ca­tion when re­quired dur­ing man­ual fo­cus­ing. As man­ual fo­cus only, the range fea­tures a 180-de­gree fo­cus ring ro­ta­tion from clos­est fo­cus to in­fin­ity. Plus, as a vi­tal ad­di­tion for filmmakers, each of the mod­els al­low users to de­ac­ti­vate the ‘clock’ of the aper­ture ring, mak­ing th­ese lenses suitable for videog­ra­phy, as well as stills.

A 35mm and 50mm fo­cal length are each based on Zeiss’ suc­cess­ful ZM mod­els, with the 21mm newly join­ing the mix. The 35mm f/2 com­prises an al­most sym­met­ric lens de­sign made up of nine el­e­ments in six groups, lend­ing it­self to min­i­mal dis­tor­tion. The 50mm f/2 — a flex­i­ble all-rounder — of­fers pre­ci­sion sharp­ness via its smooth-as-silk man­ual fo­cus­ing mech­a­nism. And, de­spite its com­pact size, the 21mm f/2.8 of­fers a su­per-wide-an­gle 91-de­gree field of view, with out­stand­ing im­age per­for­mance across the en­tire full-frame field.

Com­pact, light and ex­tremely flex­i­ble, the Loxia range is the ideal com­pan­ion for pho­to­graphic and filmic ex­plo­ration.

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8

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