Loxia 25 on its way...

Started Jan 19, 2018 | Discussions thread
kamituel Senior Member • Posts: 1,125
Re: What's the advantage of this duplication?

TN Args wrote:

Steve W wrote:

silentstorm wrote:

Zeiss Batis & Loxia are already high quality range of lenses. Batis 25mm is F2, rumoured Loxia 25mm is F2.4. Batis has AF & a tad faster.

Let's look at the duplicated 85mm. The Batis has AF, is lighter, is cheaper, is faster at F1.8 & has IS. Loxia is heavier, more costly, no IS & slower F2.4

Totally doesn't make sense to me to duplicate another 25mm when optics qualities are very high for both, & of the same brand.

I'm sure the Loxia 25 will be a superb but I won't buy it immediately because like so many others I am happy with my Loxia 21, 35, and 50.

What excites me most is the willingness to duplicate a focal length between Batis and Loxia. This gives me hope that some day I will see a 35mm f/1.8 or f/2 Batis which I truly long for. I own the current 4 Batis lenses and would be very happy to add a 5th.

Remind me again why to choose a Loxia over a Batis?

- same filter size for each Loxia lens

- declickable aperture ring

- rounded aperture blades, even number of those (gives more pronounced, visually appealing sun stars)

- smaller size (but a bit heavier)

- classic focus ring (not focus by wire) might be preferred. For instance, I think folks often like it for astro work - where they would prefocus at infinity, then tape over focus ring to keep it from moving, and have the lens ready for the shoot at night.

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