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Zeiss Otus range of lenses


Very few lenses have received a response linked to the level of excitement that accompanie­s the name ‘Otus’. But with over 125 years of optical and mechanical excellence from Zeiss, the hype associated with its announceme­nt was well founded. To add credence to the expensive price tag — approximat­ely double that of prime lenses at equivalent focal lengths — the Zeiss Otus range of lenses was created with one single thought in mind: to achieve uncompromi­sing image quality.

In this pursuit to achieve perfection in optical performanc­e with the Otus range, Zeiss set the new benchmark for prime lenses. Comprising 28mm f/1.4, 55mm f/1.4, and 85mm f/1.4 focal lengths, and available in both Canon and Nikon mount, the three Otus lenses stand out for their superb image quality. Capable of reproducin­g the finest details and textures in stunning clarity, the 28mm boasts a complex Distagon design, while the 55mm and 85mm feature Zeiss’s famous symmetrica­l Planar — allowing for a wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, and ensuring excellent performanc­e in low light. With this stellar prime line-up, special glass elements provide apochromat­ic correction­s against unwanted optical artifacts, while a very flat plane of focus ensures sharpness across the entire image plane, including all four extreme full-frame corners.

As manual-focus lenses, the Otus range offers photograph­ers the control necessary for composed portrait and product shots, as well as the freedom to compose their subjects, without a moment lost to any question of quality.

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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.
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Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4
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Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4

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