Zeiss has announced the new 25mm f/2.4 manual focus Loxia lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It’s a compact lens that’s “particularly well-suited” for street and travel photographers who want high-quality images with an inconspicuous camera kit.
The lens communicates electronically with Sony cameras to transmit lens and focusing data, which aids in focus peaking and zooming. You’ll need to rely on these features, as Loxia lenses do not offer autofocus capabilities.
Other features include DeClick (using a tool, you can change the lens to have smooth aperture adjustments for video), “virtually distortion free” optics, a high-grade full-metal body, a minimum focusing distance of 9.84in (0.25m), 10 elements in 8 groups, and a weight of 0.87lbs (393g).
There are now 5 different lenses in the Zeiss Loxia family: the 21mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2.4, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/2, and 85mm f/2.4.
“The ZEISS Loxia lenses along with all the accessories have the same diameter and enable users to quickly and easily switch between different focal lengths during a shoot,” Zeiss says. “The lenses offer the optimum foundation for capturing photographs and filming, both individually and as a set. These strong all-round talents excel at a wide range of uses.”
Here are some example photos captured with the Loxia 25mm f/2.4:
The Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 will be available starting in March 2018 with a price tag of $1,299.