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Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review

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The new Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Apo Distagon lens is designed for modern SLR cameras with high-resolution sensors. The high-end, manual focusing Zeiss Apo-Distagon 55mm f/1.4 is now part of the “Otus” line-up.

B&H Photo has posted a quick review for the newly announced Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 lens. The review includes detailed specs, image quality of the lens with crop samples, vignetting and contrast examples and flare controls with several sample images.

Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion featuring 12 lens elements in 10 groups with aspheric surface. According to Zeiss, the Otus 1.4/55 is the absolute best lens in the world today. It also offers the uncompromising quality of medium format systems.


Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Review

From the B&H Review :

Photographers looking for the very best in imaging quality need look no further. When everything is considered, the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon is without a doubt the finest lens ever produced for a 35mm SLR or DSLR (or rangefinder). It sets a new benchmark.

The Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon on a high-resolution DSLR makes a strong challenge to medium format on total imaging quality (not just resolution). Moreover, in resolution terms, the 55mm f/1.4 has ample reserves for a future 60/70/80-megapixel DSLR.

Where to Buy Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4 Apo Distagon Lens

Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Apo Distagon is one of the best 50mm prime lens and will be in stock on November 11, 2013. You can pre-order the lens from the camera stores below.

Pre-order Zeiss OTUS 55mm F/1.4
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE (Canon Mount) $3,990.00 Amazon | Adorama | ebay
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZF2 (Nikon Mount) $3,990.00 Amazon | Adorama | ebay

Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 sample images can also be seen here.