Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens Announced, Priced $1,399, Available for Pre-order


Zeiss has just announced the new Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85 lens for Sony a7 series mirrorless cameras. This new lens costs $1,399, available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. It will start shipping in December 2016.zeiss-loxia-85mm-f2-4-lens

Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85 is a short telephoto lens of the newest member of the ZEISS Loxia family. It supplements three focal lengths that are already available for this lens family, namely the ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21, Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50, and was specially designed for mirrorless fullframe cameras with E mount. The compact ZEISS Loxia lenses are the ideal choice for travel and street photographers who value light and compact camera equipment. In terms of its technology and the feel of its surface, the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 fits perfectly with the existing focal lengths, and is particularly well suited for portrait photography.
The ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 has been designed for digital sensors. Based on an optimized ZEISS Sonnar design, it has seven lens elements in seven groups. With the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85, we have managed to develop a well-rounded and new interpretation of the original ZEISS Sonnar optical design that meets all the requirements of digital photography and videography,- continued Casenave. The lens has a minimum object distance of 0.80 meters and a manual focus ring with a rotation angle of 220 degrees, enabling the subtlest variations of focusing. The large aperture of f/2.4 combined with the high-quality optical design ensures an appealing bokeh. The electronic interface transfers both lens data (EXIF) and focus movements, and activates the magnification function of the camera if desired by the user.

Focal Length 85mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony E (Full-Frame)
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 28.63°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.62′ (80 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.2
Elements/Groups 7/7
Autofocus No
Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.46 x 3.73″ (62.5 x 94.8 mm)
Weight 1.31 lb (594 g)

ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85, f/2.4, 1/100 sec, ISO 640 | High-resolution photo on Flickr


ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85, f/2.4, 1/125 sec, ISO 200 | High-resolution photo on Flickr

So far, there are another three Zeiss Loxia lenses for Sony a7 Series cameras.

Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8 check price AmazonB&HAdoramaeBay
Zeiss Loxia 35mm F2 check price Amazon/ Adorama/ B&H/ eBay
Zeiss Loxia 50mm F2 check price Amazon/ Adorama/ B&H/ eBay

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