The first time I handled the Zeiss Loxia lenses I didn’t truly understand them considering they also have the Batis lineup. But after using the Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Loxia lens I’ve begun to understand it a bit more. Think about the system as a Leica M camera: you’ve got small, high quality glass that is manual focus and well built with great image quality. That’s what the Loxia lineup is, and considering what the Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Loxia lens is capable of there is very little to complain about aside from the price point.
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.