Zeiss Otus 55mm F1.4 Overview

Announced Oct 7, 2013 •
Prime lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX)
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Product description
Announced Oct 7, 2013

Manufacturer description: The Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 is premium manual focus 'normal' lens for full frame SLRs. It's the first in a new line of lenses aimed at uncompromising professional photographers, with a price tag to match. According to Zeiss it's named Otus after a type of owl known for its excellent vision in darkness. On the technical side, it employs a Distagon design that's unusually complex for this class of lens, with 12 elements in 10 groups including a double-sided aspheric lens and six lenses made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion, designed to minimise aberrations even when shooting at maximum aperture.

Quick specs
Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 55 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX)
Max aperture F1.4
Min aperture F16
Min focus 0.50 m (19.69)
Max magnification 0.15×
Weight 970 g (2.14 lb)
Length 141 mm (5.55)

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