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The subtle reporter

Loxia 2/35

Light, unassuming and reserved. The moderate wide angle and the creative possibilities of manual focus make the ZEISS Loxia 2/35 a perfect storyteller.

Loxia 2/35

The subtle reporter

Loxia 2/35

The subtle reporter

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    09/20/2016 - 09/25/2016
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    ZEISS Loxia 2/35

    The subtle reporter

    The ZEISS Loxia® 2/35 offers an extended field of view. This makes it the first choice for showing a subject in their environment or establishing connections between people. Like in reportage or street photography, for example. That’s what makes it the most important focal length for the genre in compact 35mm cameras. At the same time, the small size and weight of this camera system allows for a great deal of independence and discretion when it comes to photographing your subjects. And precise, manual focus gives you all the creative possibilities you need to tell the story in your own personal way.

    ZEISS Loxia lenses were specifically designed for Sony α7 cameras. This means that they can make the most of the mirrorless, full frame system, while giving you all the creative possibilities of ‘classic’ photography with manual focus at the same time.

    And that’s not all: ZEISS Loxia lenses also provide everything you need to shoot high quality video, such as the unique DeClick feature for smooth adjustment of the aperture, for example.

    Technical specifications:

    Focal length 35 mm
    Aperture range f/2.0 – f/22
    Focusing range 0,30 m (11.81‘‘) - ∞
    Number of elements/groups 9 / 6
    Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 63,02° / 54,06° / 37,57°
    Coverage at close range 210,2 mm x 139,4 mm (8.28‘‘ x 5.49‘‘)
    Filter thread M52 x 0.75
    Dimensions (with caps) 66,0 mm (2,60‘‘)
    Diameter of focusing ring 62,1 mm (2.44‘‘)
    Weight 340 g
    Camera mounts E-Mount

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    Loxia 2/35

    Design

    Loxia 2/35

    A lens with an angle of view so wide that it can capture very much of the life around us in a single frame – this is what the name Biogon© originally means. A focal length, produced with an almost symmetric lens design of surprising compactness, featuring the typical advantages of symmetrical lens designs: distortion is extremely well controlled, and so is color correction and image field flatness.

    Biogon with 9 lens elements in 6 groups
    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

    Features

    Loxia 2/35

    DeClick feature

    One completely new feature of the Loxia lens 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.

    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.

    Virtually distortion-free optics

    Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – ZEISS lenses open 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.

    Full frame compatible

    ZEISS lenses are suitable for digital Sony Alpha cameras and have been optimized for film and sensors up to full 35 mm format (24 x 36 mm).

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    Blog Articles

    Loxia 2/35

    Action in serenity
    Photographic Genres | 2016-07-26 14:13:58 |

    Action in serenity

    The requirements from the client were simple: show the beauty of Norway. And so the team, consisting of three extreme athletes and two cameramen, traveled to the Lofoten, north of the Arctic Circle, for eight days. Shams, a French cameraman, and colleague Alex Aimard specialize in making outdoor action ...

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    Ascensions – ZEISS Gear in Action
    Gear | 2016-03-02 14:51:56 |

    Ascensions – ZEISS Gear in Action

    Ascensions is a new short film series that focuses on some of the established, as well as up-and-coming names in modern streetwear culture. Each short is shot amid a vast natural landscape, with the intention of representing a brand’s rise toward the summit in their field.Ascensions was shot with Sony ...

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    Amazing Mountain Panorama Shot with ZEISS Loxia 2/35
    Gear | 2016-01-25 15:09:14 |

    Amazing Mountain Panorama Shot with ZEISS Loxia 2/35

    The ZEISS Loxia 2/35 offers an extended field of view and is also used for amazing panorama shots with stitched images. Tim Mosedale  shot one of the most elevated high resolution mountain panorama. The panorama was shot with Sony α7R, ZEISS ...

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    ZEISS Loxia 2/35 “Retro Whiz” up to the Challenge in Iceland
    Gear | 2016-01-13 15:58:13 |

    ZEISS Loxia 2/35 “Retro Whiz” up to the Challenge in Iceland

    In summer 2015 we embarked on a 14-day expedition to the far north; our journey took us to Iceland, a country bursting with breathtakingly picturesque vistas. We traveled through the mountains and valleys that harked back to Tolkein’s Middle Earth, passing magnificent waterfalls and ...

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    Sony Alpha, Loxia and Tradition - Interviewing Christophe Casenave from ZEISS
    Gear | 2015-12-07 16:43:18 |

    Sony Alpha, Loxia and Tradition - Interviewing Christophe Casenave from ZEISS

    Finnish Sony Alpha-photographer and a true Loxia fan Toni Ahvenainen talked with Christophe Casenave from ZEISS, who is, not only a product manager for the Loxia lens family, but also a truly enthusiastic expert when it comes to lens design. Join in while they talk about the Sony Alpha cameras, ...

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    Reviews & Awards

    Loxia 2/35

    Reviews

    cinema5d.com
    "They are completely newly designed E-Mount lenses specifically aimed at users of Sony’s A7 line..."
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    michaelwayneplant.com
    "So far the Loxia 35mm has impressed me. I like what I am getting with it...."
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    pcmag.com
    "Zeiss and Sony have a close relationship, with many Sony-made lenses bearing the Zeiss badge. But that hasn't stopped the company from making its own lenses..."
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    stockografie.de
    "The image quality: In one word! Amazing, Stunning, Awesome! Oh, sorry that where three...."
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    Awards

    FOTOHITS Exzellent

    Pictures Magazin

    TIPA AWARD 2015

     

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