ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21

Compact and wide-angle in one.

Compact, wide-angle and powerful – these are the properties that make the super wide-angle Loxia 2.8/21 so special. The optical design has been specially developed for high-resolution, full-frame sensors of the mirrorless Sony α series. A system expansion through the new ZEISS Loxia – in a focal length range that has a long tradition at ZEISS.

Despite its compactness, the super wide-angle ZEISS Loxia® 2.8/21 offers outstanding image performance – across the entire image field of a full-frame sensor. Whether architecture, landscape or also three-dimensional subjects in close-up against a spacious background – this focal length with its large image angle is an excellent addition to the Loxia lens family. It is an absolute must for wide-angle fans who want to capture even the tiniest details of a special moment in a photo or on film.

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 2.8/21
ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21
ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21
ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21
ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21

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

21 mm

Aperture range

f/2.8 – f/22

Camera Mount

Sony E-Mount*

Format compatibility

Full Frame

Focusing range

0,25 m (9.84") – ∞

Free working distance

0,16 m (6.30") – ∞

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

91° | 81° | 59°

Diameter of image field

43 mm (1.69")

Coverage at close range (MOD)**

281 x 187 mm (11.06 x 7.36")

Image ratio at minimum object distance

1 : 7.81

Lens elements | groups

11 | 9

Flange focal distance

18 mm (0.71")

Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)

67 mm (2.63")

Features

Autofocus

Image Stabilization

Physical

Filter thread

M52 x 0.75

Rotation angle of focusing ring

90°

Diameter max.

62 mm (2.44")

Diameter of focusing ring

62 mm (2.44")

Length (with lens caps)

85 mm (3.35")

Length (without lens caps)

72 mm (2.83")

Weight

394 g (0.87 lbs)

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Originally developed for SLR cameras requiring a long back focal distance for short focal lengths because of the mirror box (the distance between the back lens element and the film plane must be considerably longer than the focal length), the Distagon lenses (retrofocus design) are also ideal for mirrorless system cameras thanks to their optimized ray path. Even with longer focal lengths, the high-performance Distagon optical design enables consistently good correction all the way to the corners of the image and very low field curvature.

Distagon Design

Lens with aspheric optical surface

Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

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photochirp.com
"I bought the Loxia 21mm f/2.8 manual focus lens for its wide aperture, small size and obviously the image quality Zeiss is known for; it is my second lens from Zeiss and I absolutely love it..."
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