Zeiss Introduces New Loxia 50mm f2 and 35mm f2 for Sony Full-frame E-mount

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Fresh from Zeiss’s factory come two new lenses for Sony’s full-frame E-mount line of cameras: the Loxia 35mm f2 and the Loxia 50mm f2. Each lens is solely manual focus and has a clickless aperture ring and a depth of field scale. True to Zeiss’ tradition, the lenses have a metal body, and to meet the demands of the A7/R/S, they’re weather-sealed, too. They’ll get their first display at Photokina in two weeks.

Based on the tech specs, these lenses will be a boon for street photographers and photojournalists, and we bet that the 50mm in particular will work well for portrait photographers both outside and in the studio.

The 50mm f2 will be available in October for $949.99, and the 35mm f2 will be available towards the end of the year for $1299.99. Once we get the lenses in, we’ll be sure to review them for you.

Head on for tech specs and product images.

Loxia 35mm f2

Focal length 35mm
Aperture range f/2 – f/22
Lens elements / Groups 9 / 6
Focusing range 0.3 m (11.81″) – infinity
Free working distance 0.23 m (9.06″)– infinity
Angular field** 63.02° / 54.06° / 37.57°
Diameter of image field 43 mm (1.69″)
Coverage at close range (MOD)** 210.2 mm x 139.4 mm (8.28″ x 5.49″)
Image ratio (MOD) 1 : 5.8
 
Rotation angle of focusing ring (inf –MOD) 180 °
Filter thread M52 x 0.75
Diameter max. 62.1 mm (2.44″)
Diameter of focusing ring 62.1 mm (2.44″)
Length (without lens cap) 59.2 mm (2.33″)
Length (with lens cap) 66 mm (2.6″)
Weight 340 g (0.75 lbs)

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Loxia 50mm f2

Focal length 50mm
Aperture range f/2–f/22
Lens elements / Groups 6/4
Focusing range 0.45m (17.72″)–infinity
Free working distance 0.37m (14.57″)–infinity
Angular field** 46,78°/39,38°/26,70°
Diameter of image field 43mm(1.69″)
Coverage at close range (MOD)** 255.1mmx168.3mm
Image ratio (MOD) 1:6,9
 
Rotation angle of focusing ring (inf –MOD) 180 °
Filter thread M52x0,75
Diameter max. 62.1mm (2.44″)
Diameter of focusing ring   62.1mm (2.44″)
Length (without lens cap) 59.2mm (2.33″)
Length (with lens cap) 66.2mm (2.60″)
Weight 320g (0.71lbs)

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