First time I have started a dedicated thread but I think this lens deserves it
Just a quick size comparison for those who may be interested...The title explains the lenses involved.
Apologies for late response and the not so good photography (camera shake etc...) as I’m pretty rushed off my feet at the moment...I promise to do better later on Hopefully the weather will be better also!
But it does give you some idea of the size of the 21mm Loxia against these other Sony lenses...If your bag can accommodate a Sony 70-200mm then you should be fine with a 55mm FE and 21mm Loxia back to back (The Lens Flipper is very slightly longer than 2 Sony rear lens caps back to back...But I like it because it’s lockable and it’s all in one piece and won’t become unglued...It’s very slightly heavier also than 2 Sony rear caps)
My quick tests confirm the 21mm Loxia lens is indeed a very, very SHARP lens and the corners are truly excellent (IMHO noticeably sharper than the 16-35mm at 21mm FL but then you would expect that of a prime Zeiss lens!)
The lens balances very nicely on the A7RII and very happy so far...For landscape photography setting the hyperfocal distance at F5.6 for infinity images inclusive is probably going to prove trickier to precisely find because of the short focus throw than let’s say using a Batis 25mm with it’s OLED DoF display.
I must admit I’m not a great lover of the way the lens hood attaches on or off but that could be me!
I purchased mine also from LCE London Camera Exchange (Speak to Dave at the Colchester Branch very helpful and friendly chap) and was first on their waiting list (I cancelled my earlier Pre-order and then Prepaid in full and managed to wangle a further 10% discount for “Black Friday” ...Not sure if they have any more in stock but I suspect not
Hope this helps...Cheers Barry