Berlin Backstage was lucky enough to test out the new Carl Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar lens before the Photokina 2014 official release. Here are a points we extracted from their review titled "Blau trifft Orange," translated blue meets orange.
- 180° of focus ring movement for gentle, precise focus.
- Aperture ring can be de-clicked for videographers with a supplied de-click tool.
- Feels similar to the Zeiss 50mm ZM Planar lens. The Loxia 2/50 is a massaged ZM Planar design for the Sony A7 series.
- The f/2.0 maximum aperture keeps the lens small which is a good compromise.
- The Loxia is a manual aperture lens, not electronic controlled.
- It provides Exif data to the camera.
- The lens hood can be mounted in reverse without blocking the focusing ring.
- Ten aperture blades for buttery soft bokeh.
- Important points for the reviewer: feel, color, contrast.
Read the full Zeiss Loxia 2/50 review in German from Berlin Backstage.
Thanks Berlin Backstage!
Check out the Loxia 50mm Planar and 35mm Biogon specs here.