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#1 Klaus

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 11:22 PM

https://photorumors....5mm-f-2-4-lens/


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:03 AM

No AF, no thank you...


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:12 PM

I guess some people are really into these Loxia.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:33 AM

I have the Loxia 21 & 50.
The 50 is good. The 21 is fantastic. AF is not always necessary depending on your shooting style
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:49 PM

At 25mm, like with the 85mm FL, they are competing with themselves - or, to be precise, the Batis lenses. For me the Batis would've been a no-brainer. :)



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:53 PM

Well, this one seems much smaller and probably a bit lighter as well. I like my Batis 25/2 a lot but this is still pretty attractive.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:35 AM

I'd say that using viewfinder magnification you can easily focus a 25mm f/2.4 in no time - especially given the fact that you got an automatic aperture here. So if I had to choose between the Loxia and the Batis I could well imagine to go for the Loxia in this case.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:52 AM

Confused. Why would you prefer the Loxia over the Batis - focal length preference or you prefer manual focus over auto focus (which can be done with the Batis); or is this a comment on optical quality  ?

 

Oh you mean physical size.

 

I'd say that using viewfinder magnification you can easily focus a 25mm f/2.4 in no time - especially given the fact that you got an automatic aperture here. So if I had to choose between the Loxia and the Batis I could well imagine to go for the Loxia in this case.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:26 PM

I'd say that using viewfinder magnification you can easily focus a 25mm f/2.4 in no time - especially given the fact that you got an automatic aperture here. So if I had to choose between the Loxia and the Batis I could well imagine to go for the Loxia in this case.

 

Wait, what automatic aperture?



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:59 PM

Wait, what automatic aperture?

 

The Loxias are fully coupled, aren't they? They just don't have AF.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:03 PM

Oh, the aperture is manually controlled I just read (for movie making).


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:06 PM

Well, at least ... Automatic activation of the magnification function when turning the focus ring


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:27 PM

Yeah auto magnification is cool but completely manual aperture is borderline stupid IMHO. I get these are completely mechanical lenses with no electronics (apart from distance and aperture readout) but what's the point? They'll all die anyway if Sony stops making E-Mount cameras. It's not like they are old Leica M lenses that you can use on and on as long as you keep CLAing the bodies.

 

Now we are stuck with manual apertures that you have to open up to focus and close down for photo taking. Because reasons.

 

Auto aperture should've been the way to go. It's a very basic motor or magnet anyway, nothing to break.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:24 PM

Regarding the rumors that Nikon's Z mount is going to be huge I'm somewhat wondering what this will mean for such offerings. Technically Zeiss could offer the Loxias in Nikon mount but then optimized wide-angle lenses for that mount size should be better (in theory).


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:31 PM

I'm slightly afraid of what's going to come from Nikon. I know they can create great concepts on paper. Df and their latest range of compacts come to my mind. Execution is where Nikon usually fails spectacularly though. Again, Df and their latest range of compacts which did not even make it into the market :D



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:46 PM

I have the 35 and 50, unless the 25 is worse than the 35 say, I’ll very likely get it. For me the attraction is that their a lovely fit, weight, size wise to the A7 R ii. Manual focussing only takes a moment. I suppose no plans for testing?
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#17 Klaus

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:35 AM

Details here ...

 

http://www.nokishita...loxia-2425.html


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:50 AM

Are you going to test one of those, just for fun? :)

(although you might just as well quote Peter Venkman of the Ghostbusters: "This is no fun! I've had fun, this isn't it!" :D)



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:22 PM

Nope. Too exotic. 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:40 PM

It's real now:

https://www.dpreview...-25mm-f2-4-lens






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