Zeiss 21mm F2.8 Loxia E-mount lens review by onsplekkie

reviewer#37855 date: May-6-2017
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:CZ 2/24 ZA
Minolta 17-35mm 2.8
Sony FE2/28
CZ Loxia50
price paid:900
positive:Joy to use (if you have any other Loxia you know what I mean)
Sharp from f/2 up through to f/22
negative:non found
comment:My first prime under 24mm.
My minolta 17-35mm was just to big to use with adapter on the A7 serie for a walk-about lens and stayed home most of the time...

This small prime is build with top Zeiss standard probably will stand time to "become a must-have vintage-glass in 2050" (unlike the by-wire autofocus lenses?).
The B&W conversions in Lightroom are so beautifull.
Distortion is very well controlled for a 21mm; should be 4,5 rating.

If your looking for a wide angle landscape/street lens and like slow pace of photography this lens should be (high) on your consideration-list.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.90
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