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(SR5) More Zeiss Loxia images and Loxia description.


Tomorrow or After tomorrow (Sept 1-2) Zeiss will finally launch their exclusive new “Loxia” lens line for Sony FF E-mount cameras. There will be two of them coming now and three more lenses coming within the next 6-12 months. Here are more pictures and full description of the first two Loxia lenses:

Official Zeiss Press text:

Loxia lenses from ZEISS are perfectly suited to the many strengths of Sony α7 series cameras. Add to that their compact size and low weight, and you have a series of lenses you can use just about anywhere for high quality photographs and films.

High precision

• Precise and durable construction, low weight.
• The functionality of the Loxia lenses is perfectly matched with the camera functions of the Sony α7-series.

Perfect for photography and video

• High quality images thanks to proven optical design.
• Automatic activation of the magnification function when turning the focus ring.
• Optional switchable aperture lock, allowing for smooth adjustment in video mode.
• Consistent 180° focus rig rotation for all lenses in the series.

High quality construction

• Robust, all-metal construction for many years of use.
• Grippy focus ring for fine manual adjustment.
• A special gasket at the mount protects the connection between camera and lens.

Focal length 50 mm
Aperture range: f/2.0–f/22
Elements/groups: 6/4
Focusing range m/ft: 0.45–∞/1.48–∞
Field angle* (diag./horiz./vert.):  46.78°/39.38°/26.70°
Coverage** mm/inch: 255.1 x 168.3/10.04 x 6.63
Length  mm/inch: 66.2/2.6
Diameter  mm/inch (max.): 62.1/2.44
Weight* g/oz:
Filter thread: M 52 x 0.75

Focal length 35 mm
Aperture range: f/2.0–f/22
Elements/groups: 9/6
Focusing range m/ft: 0.30–∞/0.98–∞
Field angle* (diag./horiz./vert.):  63°/54°/37°
Coverage** mm/inch: 210.2 x 139.4/8.28 x 5.49
Length  mm/inch: 66/2.6
Diameter  mm/inch (max.): 62.1/2.44
Weight* g/oz: 340/12
Filter thread: M 52 x 0.75

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