Light, discreet, reserved. The moderate wide angle and creative possibilities of manual focus make the ZEISS Lokia 2/35 an ideal storyteller.
ZEISS Loxia 2/35 offers a wider field of view. And becomes the first choice when it comes to presenting a subject in his environment or people in their context. For example in reportage photography or street photography. For this genre, it offers the most important focal length in a compact 35mm camera system. The compactness of the system allows you at the same time a certain independence and discretion during photography. And the manual focus gives you all the creative freedom to tell and stage your story to your liking.
ZEISS Loxia lenses have been developed specifically for Sony α7 series cameras. That means: you're holding in your hand the benefits of a modern, mirror-free, full-format camera combined with the creative possibilities of "classic" photography with manual focus.
In addition, ZEISS Loxia lenses offer everything necessary to record video in the highest quality - eg. the unique DeClick function for continuous adjustment of the diaphragm.
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.
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.
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.
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).