Zeiss has introduced a new wide-angle full frame lens for Sony E-mount cameras – the Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8.
Zeiss Loxia lenses were specifically designed for the Sony A7 camera series and this latest lens looks to be a solid compact option for wide-angle shooting.
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Lens Tech Specs
|Focal length||21 mm|
|Aperture range||f/2.8 – f/22|
|Focusing range||0,25 m (9.84”) – ?|
|Number of elements/groups||11 / 9|
|Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.||91° / 81° / 59°|
|Coverage at close range||281 x 187 mm (11.06 x 7.36?)|
|Filter thread||M52 x 0,75|
|Dimensions (with caps)||85 mm (3.35?)|
|Weight||394 g (0.87 lbs)|
Like the other Loxia lenses, the Loxia 21mm f/2.8 lense features the ability to declick the aperture’s locking mechanism using a supplied tool to turn an adjustment screw on the lens mount. Combine this with the long focus throw and the Loxia 21mm lens makes shooting video more effective with the Sony A7 cameras.
The lens is constructed with a full-metal casing, along with metal focus and aperture rings. A sealing ring around the lens mount provides weather and dust protection between the camera and lens.
Zeiss Loxia 28mm f/2.8 Sample Images
The Loxia 21mm lens is made up of 11 elements in 9 groups, weighs only 394 grams and uses a 52mm filter thread. It has a minimum focusing distant of 9.84″ and an aperture range of f/2.8-f/22.
The Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 lens should be available in December for $1499. Check it out here at B&H Photo.