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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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ZEISS Loxia 2/35

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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


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


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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Loxia 2/35

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Loxia 2/35

Gear | 2015-10-07 14:42:00 |

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Sony Artisan of Imagery Otto Schulze shares his experience with the different ZEISS lenses:What ZEISS is doing currently with their lens lineup is truly second to none. And I mean that in every possible way. From the range of lenses - Otus, ...


Wedding Photographer Topher DeLancy shares his passion
Photographic Genres | 2015-09-24 17:59:32 |

Wedding Photographer Topher DeLancy shares his passion

[dropcap style=""]L[/dropcap]ooking back, its hard to remember what it was like to not be a photographer. I am in love with this craft, to have the ability to capture a moment in time. That one frame can mean the world to someone, it tells a very large story without saying a single word. Through composition, ...


Hong Kong with the Sony a7ii and a few ZEISS lenses by Tom Watson
Gear | 2015-09-24 17:14:58 |

Hong Kong with the Sony a7ii and a few ZEISS lenses by Tom Watson

This has been such an amazing year so far. I do not normally travel but so far this year I've been able to go to Iceland, Japan, and Hong Kong. On this last trip to Hong Kong I brought along the Sony a7ii and 2 Carl Zeiss lenses (2/35 Loxia and 2/50 Loxia). While I was there I located probably the only ...


ZEISS Loxia 2/35 - A Review by Mark Goldstein
Gear | 2015-05-12 08:04:01 |

ZEISS Loxia 2/35 - A Review by Mark Goldstein

"The Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* is a new manual-aperture, manual-focus prime lens for Sony Alpha 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras. It features an aperture range of f/2-f/22 and a ten-bladed circular diaphragm for smoother bokeh blur in out of focus areas. It ...


Gear | 2015-05-11 07:15:24 |

DigitalRev TV - ZEISS Loxia 35mm & 50mm f/2 Hands-on Review

ZEISS Loxia lenses were specifically designed for Sony ?7 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: ...


Reviews & Awards

Loxia 2/35

"They are completely newly designed E-Mount lenses specifically aimed at users of Sony’s A7 line..."
"So far the Loxia 35mm has impressed me. I like what I am getting with it...."
"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..."
"The image quality: In one word! Amazing, Stunning, Awesome! Oh, sorry that where three...."


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