First Impressions: Zeiss Loxia 85mm f2.4 (Sony FE)

The Zeiss Loxia lineup of lenses are designed for the Sony full frame E mount, and the newest edition is the Zeiss Loxia 85mm f2.4. This lens is currently the company’s longest offering and is targeted at portrait photographers and video shooters. It’s also designed as compact a size as possible and to that end, has relatively slow aperture for a Zeiss lens.

At Photokina 2016, we got a chance to play with the lens–though we must warn you that the environment around the trade show floor isn’t anywhere as exciting as any of the locations where we’d typically test them.

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The New Zeiss Loxia 85mm f2.4 is Another FE Portrait Lens

Today at Photokina 2016, a lens that hasn’t been kept such a great secret is finally out of the bag: the Zeiss Loxia 85mm f2.4 for Sony E mount cameras. Like all other Loxia lenses, it is weather sealed and manual focus while retaining an incredibly compact size. There are seven lens elements in their own groups and the close focusing distance is around a little under 27 inches. Weighing 595 grams, it’s also going to be accordingly lightweight considering that it’s designed to work with a mirrorless camera.

This is going to be really interesting for portrait photographers!

When it launches, the lens will cost $1,399. Tech specs and more photos are after the jump.

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