Zeiss managers do not keep secrets their plans about the Loxia lens range. A SAR reader wrote me this:
I was chatting with a Zeiss customer representative about choosing the right portrait lens a few months ago (shortly after the Milvus line came out). First he recommended the Batis 85, and I indicated I really enjoy the Loxia 50 which I have since autofocus on my first gen A7’s stink. After going back and forth for a while he recommended the 135 APO. He also hinted that if I liked Loxia that much I’d have to wait until Phototinka 2016 for a portrait option. So, in regards to your recent rumor that Zeiss is releasing 3 new lenses around October, I would expect/hope one of them will be the Loxia telephoto Zeiss has hinted at before. No idea what specific focal length is being considered though.
I guess that next Loxia will be a telephoto lens…85, 105 or 135mm???
Links to all Batis and Loxia lenses:
Batis 18mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Batis 25mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Batis 85mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Loxia 21mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Loxia 35mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Loxia 50mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
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