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The flexible all-rounder

Loxia 2/50

Our compact standard lens for full frame Sony α7 cameras. Revel in the exceptional feel of precise manual focus, giving you unparalleled creative freedom at your fingertips.

Loxia 2/50

The flexible all-rounder

Loxia 2/50

The flexible all-rounder

Loxia 2/50

The flexible all-rounder

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    ZEISS Loxia 2/50

    The flexible all-rounder

    A 50mm lens was legendary photographer Cartier Bresson’s favourite. The reason is simple: this focal length provides the equivalent field of view of the human eye on a 35mm camera, which makes for a very natural perspective. Compact, light and extremely flexible, the ZEISS Loxia® 2/50 shines in the most varied of applications. Regardless of whether it’s for street photography, landscapes, portraits or spontaneous discoveries, the ZEISS Loxia 2/50 is the ideal companion for photographic and filmic exploration.

    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 50 mm
    Aperture range f/2.0 – f/22
    Focusing range 0.45 m - ∞
    Number of elements/groups 6 / 4
    Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 46.78° / 39.38° / 26.70°
    Coverage at close range 255.1 mm x 168.3 mm
    Filter thread M52 x 0.75
    Dimensions (with caps) 66.2 mm
    Diameter of focusing ring 62.1 mm
    Weight 320 g
    Camera mounts E-Mount

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    Loxia 2/50

    The famous symmetric lens design invented by Dr. Paul Rudolph at ZEISS in 1896. The Planar lens is the most successful camera lens design – and, by the way, the most plagiarized – ever created. It provides the lens designer with numerous means to correct aberrations extraordinarily well. And its performance is very constant over a wide range of imaging ratios, enabling such a versatile lens variety as the Makro-Planar lens.

    Planar with 6 lens elements in 4 groups


    Loxia 2/50

    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 2/50

    Ambassadors | 2015-11-10 20:49:59 |

    ZEISS Loxia and Batis On Location Review

    Barry Andersson put the ZEISS Loxia and Batis lenses to the test.For this hands-on review Barry worked with the Sony A7s, the Redrock Micro Ultracage Scout follow focus system and the DJI Ronin 3-axis stabilized handheld gimbal system. He will ...


    Moving From Many Formats To Mirrorless
    Ambassadors | 2015-11-03 17:25:27 |

    Moving From Many Formats To Mirrorless

    What made you change?I have been carrying my DSLR, Rangefinder, and Medium format systems with me for all of my shoots.  It’s a lot of gear, takes up a large amount of space, and is very heavy all together.  I liked each system for various reasons and elements each excelled ...


    What's in your camera bag Michael?
    Ambassadors | 2015-10-28 20:24:04 |

    What's in your camera bag Michael?

    CameraSony a7RII + Spare BatteriesLensesZEISS Batis 2/25ZEISS Batis 1.8/85ZEISS Loxia 2/50Sony/ZEISS 1.8/55FiltersCircular PolarizerND Filters: 3 Stop, ...


    ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21: Class-Leading Performance in a Compact Package for Stills or Video on Sony Mirrorless
    Gear | 2015-10-12 08:56:52 |

    ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21: Class-Leading Performance in a Compact Package for Stills or Video on Sony Mirrorless

    By Lloyd ChambersThe ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 debuts in late 2015, offering standard-setting performance along with compact size and attractive operational characteristics. It is an all-new optical design optimized for Sony mirrorless. ...


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

    "What ZEISS is doing currently with their lens lineup is truly second to none."

    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, ...


    Reviews & Awards

    Loxia 2/50

    "They are completely newly designed E-Mount lenses specifically aimed at users of Sony’s A7 line..."
    "The Zeiss Loxia 2/50 is one of the first in a new series of manual focus lenses for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras..."
    "The image quality: In one word! Amazing, Stunning, Awesome! Oh, sorry that where three...."


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