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Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar

Overview of Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar

The about $949 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar debuts in late 2014 for the Sony A7 lineup, with full frame sensors (Sony A7s, Sony A7, Sony A7R as of mid 2014). Presumably Zeiss has designed the Loxia lineup to support a future full-frame Fujifilm or Nikon or Canon mirrorless camera.

The Planar is another classic Zeiss design, presumably based on the Zeiss ZM 50mm f/2 Planar for Leica M. It is a very strong performer when stopped down slightly, and has gorgeous bokeh from its symmetric design.

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Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar
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