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Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 Distagon T* Lens Reviews

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More reviews are now available for the Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 Distagon T* Lens. PetaPixel and The Digital Picture posted their reviews for this high-end Zeiss lens. A must read reviews includes the optical comparison tables with some sample images.

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 lens previous reviews shows that this is the world’s best 50mm lens ever.

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

Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 Distagon T* Lens Reviews


From PetaPixel review:

If I had to rate this out of 10, I’d give it a 9.3. When considering that a 50-60mm will generally walk the line of convenience and image quality the Otus loses points for size and weight. It would lose more if it were not balanced so well and the image quality wasn’t so superb, making the trade off worth it for many.

The falloff also factors into its imperfect score. While subtle darkness in the corners can compliment an image and serve a purpose, I’d prefer to have a clean photo from scratch — I can always add that effect in post. The lack of a lock on the hood is a minor factor but it does affect the score. If it were a sub $2000 lens this could be overlooked but again, for this much money on a manual focus 55mm you expect no element to be overlooked.

From The-Digital-Picture review:

Fifty-something mm lenses are wildly popular and this field has long been crowded. But finding a truly remarkable wide aperture 50-something mm lens was arguably not possible – until now. Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* Lens is indeed a lens worthy of hype. This is an impeccably well built lens with incredible image quality. Kudos to Zeiss for bringing us the Otus 55mm f/1.4 lens, the first in what promises to be a exceptional line of lenses.

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 you can buy the lens from the camera stores below.

Buy 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