Zeiss will announce two new lenses, Loxia 21mm f/2.8 for Sony FE-mount mirrorless cameras and Otus 28mm f/1.4 for Canon EF / Nikon F DSLRs, sometime by the end of next week.
One of the most iconic lens manufacturers in the world, Zeiss, is on the verge of introducing a couple of wide-angle lenses. The products will be parts of different series and they have been rumored multiple times in the past.
Without much further ado, the sought-after optics are the Loxia 21mm f/2.8 and Otus 28mm f/1.4. The former will be designed for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras, while the latter will be aimed at full-frame DSLRs from Canon and Nikon. However, both are coming next week during the same product launch event.
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 and Otus 28mm f/1.4 lenses to be unveiled next week
Zeiss’ latest lens line-ups, including Loxia, Otus and Batis, have been welcomed across the world. Photographers are enjoying these optics and they demand to see more from the German company.
While there are no news about Batis, things are different when it comes to the Loxia and Otus ones. A couple of wide-angle primes are on their way and they will become official during next week.
This means that they will be revealed somewhere between October 12 and 16. On a previous basis, we have learned that the Otus 28mm f/1.4 would become official in October 2015, while the Loxia 21mm f/2.8 would be introduced later this year.
Well, they are both coming in mid-October and photographers using mirrorless or DSLR cameras can rejoice the possibility of getting their hands on new Zeiss gear in the near future.
A couple of wide-angle primes for indoor and landscape shooting in low-light conditions
The Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 lens will cover full-frame sensors, so it will be compatible with Sony FE-mount cameras. However, users will also be able to mount it onto E-mount cameras and it will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 36mm.
Its maximum aperture is bright enough, meaning that it will be a good choice for indoor and landscape shooting in low-light conditions.
The Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens will be a high-end product for Canon EF and Nikon F photographers. Just like the 55mm and 85mm Otus-series optics, this model will be very expensive, therefore we can expect it to retail for around $4,000.
Both the upcoming Loxia and Otus wide-angle primes will be manual focus products, just like their siblings. Anyway, we invite you to remain close to our website for the official announcement next week!