Portable, inconspicuous, powerful – fitting ways to describe the Zeiss 85mm f2.4 Loxia Lens – Sony E-Mount Fit telephoto lens. The completely reworked optical design has been specially developed using seven lens elements for the high-resolution, full-frame sensors of the mirrorless Sony α series. The Zeiss 85mm f2.4 Loxia Lens – Sony E-Mount Fit supplements the focal lengths of the ZEISS Loxia product family in the short telephoto lens segment.
Despite its compactness the handy Zeiss 85mm f2.4 Loxia Lens – Sony E-Mount Fit, a moderate telephoto lens offers outstanding image performance – across the entire image field of a full-frame sensor. Be it for a portrait or a street or landscape shot, this inconspicuous lens is great for helping you master these photographic disciplines.
The Zeiss 85mm f2.4 Loxia Lens – Sony E-Mount Fit lenses were specially developed for mirrorless full-frame cameras from the Sony α series. What’s special about them? You can enjoy the combined benefits of leading-edge mirrorless system cameras and the creative possibilities of “traditional” manual focus photography.
Last but certainly not least, ZEISS Loxia lenses provide you with everything you need for top-quality video recordings – the unique DeClick feature for continuous aperture adjustment is just one excellent example.
Features of the Zeiss 85mm f2.4 Loxia Lens – Sony E-Mount Fit
- E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
- Four Low Dispersion Elements
- One Aspherical Element
- Distagon Optical Design
- ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
- Manual Focus Design
- Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
- Weather-Sealed Construction
Precise manual focus
Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. ZEISS lenses stand out with their large rotation angle which enables precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane. The precise engraving in meter and feet, and the depth of focus scale provide additional support for manually focusing.
One completely new feature of the Zeiss 85mm f2.4 Loxia Lens – Sony E-Mount Fit is that you can ‘declick’ the aperture’s locking mechanism using a tool (supplied) and an adjustment screw on the bayonet surface. This means that for video applications, you can smoothly eliminate any unwanted differences in brightness as you pan the camera. This feature can also be used with other video systems whose size makes them suitable for adaption.
Virtually distortion-free optics
Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – Zeiss 85mm f2.4 Loxia Lens – Sony E-Mount Fit opens up new composition possibilities. Distortion would disrupt the composition because straight lines, whose image does not go through the image center, would be reproduced with a curved shape. This annoying effect is accordingly and largely compensated through elaborate optical designs at all focal lengths.
High-grade full-metal casing
Tangible quality that holds its value is what qualifies ZEISS lenses for decades of hard use. A precision-engineered full-metal casing, grippy focus and aperture rings made of metal, and a tough front bayonet and filter screw guarantee stunning photographic results. A special sealing ring on the bayonet also protects the interface between the camera and the lens.
The ZEISS Loxia lenses are suitable for use with the mirrorless Sony Alpha cameras with E-mount and were optimized for sensors up to full 35 mm format (24 x 36 mm). With the ZEISS Loxia lenses, the aperture is controlled manually. This allowed the integration of the so-called DeClick feature of the mechanical aperture ring. The cameras feature the corresponding automatic exposure control (A) and manual exposure control (M).
Specifications of the Zeiss 85mm f2.4 Loxia Lens – Sony E-Mount Fit
|Focal length||85 mm|
|Aperture range||f/2.4 – f/22|
|Camera Mount||Sony E-Mount*|
|Format compatibility||Full Frame|
|Focusing range||0,80 m (31.49″) – ∞|
|Free working distance||0,69 m (26.97″) – ∞|
|Angular field** (diag. horiz. vert.)||29° | 24° | 16°|
|Diameter of image field||43 mm (1.69″)|
|Coverage at close range (MOD)**||258 x 173 mm (10.15 x 6.80″)|
|Image ratio at minimum object distance||1 : 7.2|
|Lens elements | groups||7 | 7|
|Flange focal distance||18 mm (0.71″)|
|Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)||59 mm (2.31″)|
|Filter thread||M52 x 0.75|
|Rotation angle of focusing ring||220°|
|Diameter max.||62 mm (2.44″)|
|Diameter of focusing ring||62 mm (2.44″)|
|Length (with lens caps)||108 mm (4.25″)|
|Length (without lens caps)||95 mm (3.73″)|
|Weight||594 g (1.31 lbz)|