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    Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    The Zeiss 21mm Loxia has been announced and will be available starting December 2015, http://lenspire.zeiss.com/en/zeiss-loxia-2-821-wide-angle-jewel-for-full-frame-mirrorless/

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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Oh no ! Now you have to choose between the Loxia 21mm and the Milvus with an adapter. Both MF, one is significantly heavier and beefier (the Milvus) than the other. But which one is the sharpest ?

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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Its a small jewel offering outstanding optical performance,

    said Casenave, summarizing the qualities of the Loxia 2.8/21.
    Lox21-Gem by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

    http://www.zeiss.com/content/dam/Pho...loxia_2821.pdf
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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Nice! An embarrassment of riches here in the land of e-mount.
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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by nsng View Post
    The Zeiss 21mm Loxia has been announced and will be available starting December 2015, http://lenspire.zeiss.com/en/zeiss-loxia-2-821-wide-angle-jewel-for-full-frame-mirrorless/
    I think that the important word here is "starting" from December.

    When were the Batis lenses supposed to be available ? "starting" from August ? I visited a brick and mortar shop, because none were available from my usual online shops.. Answer : may be in December, but not sure it will arrive before Christmas. Du hhh.. Zeiss is chasing too many things at once.

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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Would like to see a comparison with the Samyang/Rokinon and find out what the extra $1000 brings.

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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Samyang 21 is APS-C, Zeiss is FF
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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Well...

    I know I should be pleased because I have complained long and hard about a lack of a good 21mm lens for the FE system.

    And deep in my little black heart I'm happy it is a Loxia because not many people will want one which means those who do (maybe me) will probably be able to get one in December...

    ...unlike if it was a Batis lens which is what would make sense but then it would be near Leica-like in its impossibility to get hold of.

    Which, imho, is weird product management but, hey, what do I know?

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    Now this is a lens that really interests me. So it will probably be bye-bye WATE hello Loxia

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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Viramati View Post
    Now this is a lens that really interests me. So it will probably be bye-bye WATE hello Loxia

    Nah David, I'll keep my WATE.



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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    I moaned here about my lack of 21 options :- http://www.getdpi.com/forum/sunset-b...1-dilemma.html

    If this has good performance and is affordable I may have little excuse now.
    Its seems odd to build a kit around a specific focal length but I am sure others have done this even if it the 50mm that is the start point.

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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by miska View Post
    Oh no ! Now you have to choose between the Loxia 21mm and the Milvus with an adapter. Both MF, one is significantly heavier and beefier (the Milvus) than the other. But which one is the sharpest ?
    Since the Loxia is a new design, and optimized for the E mount, I'd put my money on the Loxia. The Milvus is the same as the Classic ZF/ZE 21mm.
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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Nah David, I'll keep my WATE.



    A7r2 + WATE
    I probably would if I didn't have the excellent CV15 mkIII which I find performs better especially towards the edges than my WATE.

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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    I wish I hadn't seen this announcement I have the Batis 25mm on order from B&H and now I am reconsidering my order. I really don't need the auto focus because I will be primarily using the lens for landscapes and architecture. What's a guy (not you Guy) to do?
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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Examples: White Mountains Snowstorm
    http://diglloyd.com/blog/2015/201510...Snowstorm.html
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: Zeiss 21mm Loxia will be available starting December 2015

    I think I'm going to wait on the next Batis. I'm thinking that maybe we can expect an fastish 18 or faster 21 possibly with a 67mm filter thread size.
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