ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85

The inconspicuous observer.

Portable, inconspicuous, powerful – fitting ways to describe the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 telephoto lens. The completely reworked optical design has been specially developed using seven lens elements for the high-resolution, full-frame sensors of the mirrorless Sony α series. The Loxia 2.4/85 supplements the focal lengths of the ZEISS Loxia product family in the short telephoto lens segment.

Despite its compactness the handy ZEISS Loxia® 2.4/85, a moderate telephoto lens offers outstanding image performance – across the entire image field of a full-frame sensor. Be it for a portrait or a street or landscape shot, this inconspicuous lens is great for helping you master these photographic disciplines.
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.

ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85
ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85
ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85
ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85
ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85

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.

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.

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.

Immensely compatible

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).

Performance

Focal length

85 mm

Aperture range

f/2.4 – f/22

Camera Mount

Sony E-Mount*

Format compatibility

Full Frame

Focusing range

0,80 m (31.49") - ∞

Free working distance

0,69 m (26.97") - ∞

Angular field** (diag. horiz. vert.)

29° | 24° | 16°

Diameter of image field

43 mm (1.69")

Coverage at close range (MOD)**

258 x 173 mm (10.15 x 6.80")

Image ratio at minimum object distance

1 : 7.2

Lens elements | groups

7 | 7

Flange focal distance

18 mm (0.71")

Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)

59 mm (2.31")

Features

Autofocus

Image Stabilization

Physical

Filter thread

M52 x 0.75

Rotation angle of focusing ring

220°

Diameter max.

62 mm (2.44")

Diameter of focusing ring

62 mm (2.44")

Length (with lens caps)

108 mm (4.25")

Length (without lens caps)

95 mm (3.73")

Weight

594 g (1.31 lbz)

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A lens with relatively few glass-air surfaces, it was developed by Dr. Ludwig Bertele at ZEISS in 1930. At the time it was one of the fastest high-speed lenses for 35 mm photography, with apertures as large as 1:1.5 and high contrast thanks to effective stray light reduction. Its high speed and high contrast helped give the lens its name, which is derived from the word “sun,” the symbol of maximum brightness. You continue to find the aforementioned benefits with modern lenses in the normal and telephoto ranges whose optical design is based on this basic type.

Sonnar Design

Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

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Reviews

stevehuffphoto.com
"These Loxia lenses are small, very solid, have smooth manual focus and have manual aperture dials as well..."
stevehuffphoto.com

pcmag.com
"Its optics are quite sound, delivering some of the sharpest images we've seen with minimal distortion..."
pcmag.com

dearsusan.net
"The Loxia 85 is a stunning example of the second category of lenses and has provided me with..."
dearsusan.net

stevehuffphoto.com
"Holy wow guys, this lens just arrived to me from Zeiss and boy is it a beauty. The Zeiss Loxia 85mm..."
stevehuffphoto.com

bhphotovideo.com
"The holidays are just around the corner, and if you are still looking for something to get yourself..."
bhphotovideo.com

thephoblographer.com
"But this one really stands out from the rest. It’s a manual focus option, and it’s also a very precise tool..."
thephoblographer.com

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When taking pictures, an optimal image is not the only consideration. Capturing that special experience also plays a key role. With their reliable functions, camera lenses from ZEISS ensure that photographers can fully concentrate on the image and composition, and bring their creativity to life. In order to perfect this experience, ZEISS now offers accessories tailored to the requirements of demanding photographers.

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