Get the new Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar at B&H Photo.
The Loxia 85/2.4 is a an exciting lens for Sony shooters because it is close to Otus-grade performance, yet native-mount for Sony in a relatively compact package. With a 2 or 3 frame focus stack, I’d bet that many outdoor images can be made that will be jaw dropping in detail—I’m sure looking forward to a 70 megapixel Sony of some sort.
MTF from f/2.4 to f/16
The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar delivers performance that beats out the best Leica M APO lenses, according to its (measured) MTF chart provided by Zeiss.
Pincushion distortion is typical for a medium telephoto lens.
Vignetting is about 1 stop wide open—minimal.
|Aperture scale:||f/2.4 - f/22|
|Number of lens elements/groups||7 elements in 7 groups|
|Lens diaphragm:||10 blades, straight-edged|
|Angular field (diag./horiz./vert.)||28.63° / 24.05° / 16.23°|
|Focusing range:||80 cm / 31.49 in|
|Free working distance at MOD:||68.5 cm / 26.97 in|
|Coverage at close range (MOD):||257.9 x 172.6 mm / 10.15 x 6.80 in|
|Image ratio at MOD:||1:7.2 = 0.139X|
|Rotation angle of focusing (focus throw):||220°|
|Entrance pupil position, in front of image plane:||58.7mm / 2.13 in|
|Diameter of image field||43.3mm|
|Flange focal distance:||18.0mm|
|Weight:||594g / 1.32 lb (nominal)|
|Length :||94.8 mm / 3.73 in (without caps)
108 mm / 4.25 in (with caps)
|Diameter max||62.5 mm / 2.44 in|
|List price:||about $TBD|