Zeiss Loxia Lens Images Leak Online Ahead of Rumoured Monday Announcement
We have been following this Zeiss Loxia rumor since it first surfaced a little over a week ago. It has been a fast moving rumor that quickly went from, there will be Loxia lenses, to those lenses will be a 35mm and 50mm, to now images of those lenses leaking in a very short time.
According to a report over on Mirrorless Rumors, the images you are looking at are the first seen of the new Zeiss Loxia lenses that are rumored to be officially unveiled and announced this upcoming Monday or Tuesday.
Just as a quick refresher: these rumored Zeiss Loxia lenses are specifically designed for full frame mirrorless systems, which currently only includes Sony’s FE mount. The lenses will be manual focus and will feature aperture rings. While the current releases are limited to Sony’s FE mount, it is thought that if anyone else (Fuji, Canon, Nikon, Etc) released a full frame mirrorless (it’s only a matter of time really), these lenses would be made available for those as well.
It will be interesting to see if any other companies join Sony in the mirrorless full frame realm anytime soon…
What are your thoughts on these Zeiss Loxia lenses? Do you like what you see from a design perspective? Leave a comment below!
[via Mirrorless Rumors]
Im warming up to these but still waiting for some reviews and prices. Yes, they are manual but they have auto aperture functions like the old SLR. So I can focus while fully open then the camera kicks the aperture down to what ever you have set. Auto focus magnification too. I can live with f2 but would like at least f1.4 or 1.8. Every little bit helps. But being a small light lens it could make a nice light weight package. I’d really like some nice glass for a change. Now my Super Takumar lenses are real good but no auto aperture function. Ziess would be nice.
Pretty disappointing that they’re “only” f/2. I personally don’t need anything more than that — the fastest lens I have is a 25mm f/1.8 for Micro Four Thirds — but when you consider that these lenses are “barebones” (manual focus and aperture, and obviously no optical image stabilization), they clearly could’ve pushed the maximum aperture a stop further.
There are Canon and Nikon shooters who swear by their f/1.2 and f/1.4 primes, thus making a move to mirrorless is tougher for them, because they’ll lose light (Fuji has f/1.2 and f/1.4 prime lenses, but they “only” have APS-C sensors, so that’s kind of negated). I thought that with those rumored manual Zeiss lenses, they’d finally fill that void.
That being said, those who use f/1.2 or f/1.4 primes on 35mm-frame sensor-equipped DSLRs probably stop the lenses down more often than not, because depth of field can be too shallow.
I am surprised they haven’t made an 85mm offering as well. I would strongly consider that one if not the Sony branded lens…
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Zeiss always gives sexy gear