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Zeiss Releases Two New Lenses Exclusively for Sony Users

Caleb Ward

The latest Zeiss announcement brings cinematic quality to Sony users.

The Sony A7S has made a splash in the indie-filmmaking world, and rightfully so. It features insane low-light capabilities and 4K output making it a great option for the modern filmmaker.

However, one area in which Sony has traditionally fallen behind Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic is in its availability of lenses. In the current lens market most new lenses get released in either Canon EF or Micro 4/3 format before being released to Nikon, Panasonic and Sony, if at all.

This can be frustrating for Sony users, but thankfully one respected manufacturer is beginning to create lenses specifically for Sony full-frame cameras. Zeiss has just announced their release of two full-frame lenses compatible with the Sony E mount – a 35mm f/2 and a 50mm f/2.

The Zeiss Loxia lenses have been specially designed for filmmakers, which makes the A7S just a little more enticing for those looking to get a new camera. Each lens also has the ability to be de-clicked by simply turning a screw.

Loxia 35mm f/2 Specs

Preferred Sensor Full Frame
Aperture Range F2-22
Focus Manual Focus No Gear
Aperture Manual w/ Declickable with “Declick Tool”
Minimum Focus Distance 11.81″ inches
Markings Aperture and Focal Distance
Lens Mounts Sony E Mount

Loxia 50mm f/2 Specs

Preferred Sensor Full Frame
Aperture Range F2-22
Focus Manual Focus No Gear
Aperture Manual w/ Declickable with “Declick Tool”
Minimum Focus Distance 1.45′ feet
Markings Aperture and Focal Distance
Lens Mounts Sony E Mount

Pricing and Availability

Both the 50mm and 35mm lenses are expected to ship by December 31, 2014. The Lokia 50mm will have a base price of $949 with the 35mm going for $1,299.

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