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Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 Full-Frame Lens (2016)

Neo score 86%Ext score 90%

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Product Overview

Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 is a manual-focus short telephoto prime lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Zeiss in 2016, it has 7 elements in 7 groups.
Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it much more engaging. There are also fewer things to go wrong on the long run. To this end, Zeiss has endowed the Loxia with one of the smoothest focus ring ever fitted to a photographic lens, though some may find it hard to focus on live subjects manually at this focal length.
A telephoto prime lens, the Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 is well suited for portrait photography.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 86% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptional image quality
  • Great build quality
  • Declickable aperture ring
Cons
  • Not very bright for a prime lens

What external reviewers found***

Ext 90% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb Bokeh, very smooth
  • Very good optical performance as of F2.4
  • Excellent focusing ring coupled with the Sony automatic magnification and focus peaking
Cons
  • Very long lens hood
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
7 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 APD elements, Zeiss T* coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
52 mm / 2.05 in
Size | Diameter
63 mm / 2.48 in
Size | Length
95 mm / 3.74 in
Weight
594 g / 20.99 oz

Function

Angle Of View
28.6° Diagonal | 23.9° Horizontal | 16.1° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.4 ~ f/22
Autofocus
No
Focal Length
85 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.14
Min Focus Distance
800 mm / 31.50 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2016-09-15
Made In
Japan

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 90%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 is a lens family with manual focus. It contains 5 lenses as of 2018 all tested here. To switch between the photos mode (where the aperture can vary with a click by 1/3 IL) to video (with a quiet continuously varying aperture) you need to use a small key provided by Zeiss.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very good optical performance as of F2.4
  • Excellent focusing ring coupled with the Sony automatic magnification and focus peaking
  • Superb Bokeh, very smooth
Cons
  • Very long lens hood

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2017/07/15/zeiss-loxia-85mm-f2-4/. 2017-07-15. Retrieved 2022-01-22.

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