Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Lens Test Results

DxOMark published their test results for the  Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T Lens for Sony E-mount cameras which is currently priced for $879.95 at Amazon | B&H.

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2.0 lens test results shows the lens score of 39 points and performed an excellent optical performance. The lens tested on Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless camera.

According to DxOMark test, they find the lens has “very high levels of sharpness, and even at the initial aperture, center sharpness is excellent”.

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Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Lens Gets DxOMarked : High-grade manual focus option

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From DxOMark conclusion:

Anyone looking for a small, high-grade 50mm lens for the Sony A7-series cameras will find a lot to like about the Zeiss Loxia. Not only is it relatively small and lightweight compared with other lens options such as the 55mm Otus (which could be used with an adapter), it is a very good performer, not to mention a lot more accessibly priced. It’s still not cheap, of course, and somewhat bizarrely, it competes directly with the similarly-priced Sony-made Zeiss-designed 55mm f/1.8 which not only is a slightly better performer in the outer field, but is an autofocus model, which may appeal to a wider market. Still, the Loxia is a great lens, but choosing between it and the Sony model may come down to whether you prefer manual focus or not.

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Specifications

Focal length 50 mm
Aperture range f/2.0 – f/22
Focusing range 0.45 m – ∞
Number of elements/groups 6 / 4
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 46.78° / 39.38° / 26.70°
Coverage at close range 255.1 mm x 168.3 mm
Filter thread M52 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps) 66.2 mm
Diameter of focusing ring 62.1 mm
Weight 320 g
Camera mounts E-Mount

  • JJ Backer

    You made a minor error in your text on the Ziess Loxia 50mm review / DXO performance results. The camera DXO tested the Loxia 50/2 on was the Sony A7r 36MP Body… NOT The A7RII as you stated in the text… I would guess the results would be slightly higher on the A7rII body..

    • dcnadmin

      Thanks for the feedback. Corrected in the post!