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Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Distagon T* Review - Verdict

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Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2,4 On Sony A7

Value For Money

Although a firm price has not been provided, it seems that generally there is an anticipation that 1299 Euros could be expected. If this were so, let's have a look at how this would compare with some competitive lenses for Sony FE cameras.

The Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 costs £979, but also offers AF.

Otherwise, there are no real competitors and we have to go to zoom lenses to cover the 25mm focal length.

Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS, £1199
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master, £2499
Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar, £879

Of course VFM also depends very much on the requirements of the user and those looking for a compact and truly excellent performer will probably have to look no further. For more options have a look at the Top 15 Best Sony E / FE Mount LensesTop 10 Best Zeiss Lenses, or the Top 28 Wide-angle Landscape Lenses:

 

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Distagon T* Verdict

The Loxia range is an attractive proposition, with useful focal lengths and, if the 25mm f/2.4 is anything to go by, excellent qualities. The new 25mm f/2.4 is compact, beautiful to use in a most traditional way, full of the tactile high grade feel that is rarely seen. The price may be slightly on the high side, but then again what price quality? Some may question the manual focus, but with this lens it is so easy to find the point of focus that with minimal practice it should soon become second nature. Admittedly that will not suit everyone.

All in all, a lovely lens that matches well to the Sony FE full frame mirrorless cameras.

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Distagon T* Pros

  • Excellent sharpness
  • Very well controlled CA
  • Beautiful quality finish
  • Weather sealing
  • Useful DOF scale
  • Lovely bokeh
  • Ultra smooth operation
  • Low distortion
  • Traditional tactile qualities

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Distagon T* Cons

  • Price
  • MF only

Features4/5
Handling5/5
Performance5/5
Value4/5
Overall Verdict


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annatefkah2 11 14 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2018 1:10PM
It doesn't matter how excellent a lens is, if it doesn't fit my Pentax K-1, it is useless. Tongue

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