Zeiss Loxia 85mm Hands-on/Interview/Full Size Image Samples

The Zeiss Loxia line is for a very particular photographers and it comes across in Cristophe Casenave’s interview with verybiglobo

VBL: Loxia is very expensive lens. There are many legacy lenses in this focal length that are well praised by users and much cheaper. One of those coming to my mind is Zeiss Sonnar 90/2.8 in Contax G mount. What do you think of that competition.

Mr. Cristophe Casenave: We are aware of it and of a popularity of legacy lenses in general by Sony E-mount camera users. However, Loxia 85/2.4 is sharper and has much better control of CA than most of legacy lenses. We should also think of a new coatings which ensure better flare protection and color rendition stability across the recent Zeiss lens line. We are investing a lot in the effort to keep that distinguished Zeiss color interpretation and look across all Zeiss lenses, not to speak about lenses being part of certain line.

You can read the rest of the interview and hands-on here and additional sample images here.

Focal length 85mm
Aperture range f/2.4 – f/22
Focusing range 0,8 m (31.49‘‘) – ∞
Number of elements/groups 7 / 7
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 28,63° / 24,05° / 16,23°
Coverage at close range 257,9 mm x 172,6 mm
(10.15‘‘ x 6.80‘‘)
Filter thread M52 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps) 108 mm (4,25‘‘)
Weight 594 g (1.31 lbz)
Camera mounts E-Mount

You can pre-order the Zeiss Loxia 85mm from B&H Photo and Adorama.




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