Zeiss Announces New 21mm f2.8 Loxia Lens

The new ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 super wide-angle for full-frame cameras with Sony E-mount.

The new ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 super wide-angle for full-frame cameras with Sony E-mount.

Today, Zeiss is announcing a brand new 21mm f2.8 Loxia lens. This lens is the third addition to the Loxia lineup designed for Sony FE mount cameras–and so it will cater to a full frame sensor. This lens isn’t specifically said to have weather sealing but Zeiss instead states that there is a rubber ring around the lens mount area that keeps out anything unsavory.

For video shooters, you can deactivate the aperture clicks for the aperture ring.

When the Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Loxia lens launches in December, USD 1,499 (excl. VAT) or EUR 1,259.66 (excl. VAT). More tech specs are after the jump.

Technical data ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21

Focal length 21 mm
Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
Lens elements/groups 11 / 9
Focusing range 0.25 m (9.84”) – infinity
Working distance 0.16 m (6.30”) – infinity
Image field** (diag. / horiz. / vert.) 91° / 81° / 59°
Object field at minimum working distance** 281 mm x 187 mm (11.06 x 7.36“)
Image ratio at MOD 1 : 7.81
Rotation angle of focus ring (inf – MOD) 90°
Filter thread M52 x 0.75
Diameter (max.) 62.1 mm (2.44“)
Diameter of the focusing ring 62.1 mm (2.44“)
Length (without lens caps) 72.0 mm (2.83“)
Length (with lens caps) 85 mm (3.35“)
Weight 394 g (13.54 oz)
Camera mounts E-mount