Zeiss Announces Prime eMount Lenses

Loxia Line Designed with Full-Frame Sony A7S in Mind

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

Zeiss is known for gorgeous glass, and the new Loxia line of primes is no different. Designed with e-mounts for full-frame cameras like the Sony A7S in mind, the first two lenses are a the Loxia 50mm f/2.0 and the 35mm. And they look like they’re built like a tank.

Pairing an all-manual control-set with a digitally-optimized design, the Zeiss Loxia Lens is a normal prime lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless digital cameras. Serving as a unique option for the contemporary image-maker, the Zeiss Loxia series of lenses are built for the imaging demands of modern full-frame digital cameras, yet are founded upon conventional manual controls.

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Take a look at the specs ….

First, the Nifty Fifty …

  • E Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Planar Optical Design
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • Electronic Interface Transmits Lens Data
  • All-Metal Barrel, Engraved Scales
  • Weather-Resistant Lens Mount Gasket

Cost of the nifty fifty is $949

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Now the 35mm (sorry, no rhyming)

  • E Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • One Anomalous Partial Dispersion Element
  • Biogon Optical Design
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • Electronic Interface Transmits Lens Data
  • All-Metal Barrel, Engraved Scales
  • Weather-Resistant Lens Mount Gasket

Cost of the 35mm is $1299

A really cool feature of these lens is that users can optionally de-click the manual aperture ring for silent operation during filmmaking. Based on the symmetrical Planar optical concept, the Zeiss Loxia line has been corrected for chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the aperture range to keep the image consistently clear.

It has a long 180° focus throw, clearly engraved scale markings, and a robust, all-metal construction with weather-resistant lens mount gasket. Zeiss has provided an electronic interface in order to log all EXIF data to the camera, and  although the lens is completely manual, users can configure their Loxia for auto focus while in use.

Currently available for preorder through B&H, both lenses will be available by the end of the month.

Hat Tip NFS

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