Photokina – Sony camera owners, this one’s for you. The newest member of the Zeiss Loxia family is a short telephoto lens called the Loxia 2.4/85. It supplements three focal lengths that are already available for this lens family, all specially designed for mirrorless full-frame cameras with E mount.
The 85 mm lens has been designed for digital sensors. Based on an optimized Zeiss Sonnar design, it has seven lens elements in seven groups. The lens has a minimum object distance of 0.80 meters and a manual focus ring with a rotation angle of 220 degrees. The large aperture 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.
With the De-Click function of the Loxia lenses, the optics company is also targeting videographers. The De-Click function allows users to mechanically deactivate the click stops on the aperture ring – a condition for silent and smooth adjustments of the aperture. A robust metal barrel, the filter diameter of M52 (which is identical across all focal lengths) and protection against penetration of dust and spray onto the lens mount complete the entire package. In addition, the external diameter, which is uniform across all Loxia lenses, simplifies film shoots.
Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85 will be available in mid-December.