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ZEISS Loxia 2/35 - Review by Nasim Manusrov
Nasim Mansurov from photographylife.com wrote a review about the ZEISS Loxia 2/35 lens. Check it out! ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ZEISS Loxia lenses are suitable for use with the mirrorless Sony Alpha cameras with E-mount and were optimized for sensors up to full 35 mm format (24 x 36 mm). With the ZEISS Loxia lenses, the aperture is controlled manually. This allowed the integration of the so-called DeClick feature of the mechanical aperture ring. The cameras feature the corresponding automatic exposure control (A) and manual exposure control (M).
Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
|Performance||Focal length||35 mm|
|Aperture range||f/2.0 – f/22|
|Camera mount||Sony E-Mount*|
|Format compatibility||Full Frame|
|Focusing range||0,30 m (11.81") - ∞|
|Free working distance||0,23 m (9.06") - ∞|
|Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.)||63° / 54° / 38°|
|Diameter of image field||43 mm (1.69")|
|Coverage at close range (MOD)**||210 x 139 mm (8.28 x 5.49")|
|Image ratio at minimum object distance||1 : 5.8|
|Lens elements | Groups||9 / 6|
|Flange focal distance||18 mm (0.71")|
|Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)||52 mm (2.03")|
|Physical||Filter thread||M52 x 0.75|
|Rotation angle of focusing ring||180°|
|Diameter max.||62 mm (2.44")|
|Diameter of focusing ring||62 mm (2.44")|
|Length (with lens caps)||66 mm (2.60")|
|Length (without lens caps)||59 mm (2.33")|
|Weight||340 g (0.75 lbs)|
These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.
From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained. ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.
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On the Easter weekend 2016 I was rather spontaneously visiting famous Cinque Terre in Italy. The weather forecast was quite alright, but as I was only on a two night stay, I had very limited time (and blue hours) so I had to make the best of it with the ZEISS Loxia 2/35. ...
ZEISS grants a warranty period of two years from the date of purchase for all its photographic lenses. This may be extended to three years after registering with ZEISS Online Registration. Although the ZEISS extended warranty is already available in numerous countries, claims under warranty may only be made in the country in which the product was purchased.