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Rumor: Zeiss Will Soon Announce the ‘Loxia’ Lens Line for Full-Frame Mirrorless Systems

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Sony full-frame mirrorless users rejoice, because the latest rumors indicate that ZEISS is looking to make your day. Recently trademarked by ZEISS, ‘Loxia’ is believed to be a new line of full-frame lenses designed specifically for mirrorless systems, which, for now, means the Sony a7, a7r and a7s.

According to Sony Alpha Rumors, the lineup will debut ‘soon’ and are designed by ZEISS itself, unlike the 55mm f/1.8 FE, which is a Sony product with ZEISS branding. All are said to be manual focus prime lenses, will feature a physical aperture ring and be made of high-quality materials.

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For now that’s all the info that has come out a bout this rumored line of lenses. SAR says “many such lenses” will be released in the coming 12 months though, so stay tuned and we’ll be sure to update you as soon as the line becomes official and a roadmap of some sort comes out.


 
  • Jason Yuen

    It seems like to this point, a lot of people bought the a7/r to use with Leica lenses. Probably won’t do much to affect those people, but this does help the MILC movement.

    Loxia also sounds like a porn star name.

  • Juan Gonzalez

    Loxia does Sony

  • markz

    Strangely enough all three of the people I know with A7 cameras bought them to use their old Pentax Takumar lenses on, so I guess it takes all sorts (that said I do like the Tak’s)
    and when I eventually get mine it will be mainly for my old canon FD lenses as well as some old Yashica and Zeiss glass

  • TSY87

    This is true to an extent… due to the inherent quality issues with adapters and issues with wide and UWA lenses… there still needs to be high end glass dedicated to this system. Not to mention, if lenses are designed specifically for this mount, that would mean owners wouldnt need adapters that add one more variability in lens performance and a smaller setup due to direct mounting.

  • Charles Nguyen

    we need AF options not manual…
    there are already tons of easily adaptable M mount glass out there!!