Zeiss Otus F1.4 85mm Lens ZE-Mount

Zeiss Otus F1.4 85mm Lens ZE-Mount

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With the Zeiss Otus F1.4 85mm ZE-Mount, you can look forward to sublime performance in almost every possible photographic situation.

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MPN Code 2040-292
EAN Code 4047865400916
SKU 11891

Zeiss Otus F1.4 85mm ZE-Mount

The Zeiss Otus F1.4 85mm ZE-Mount is a superlative lens in every respect – just like every other focal length in the unique Zeiss Otus family. A lens designed and constructed with the comprehensive expertise and vast experience of Zeiss.

Features in portraits and finest details in textures are not the only things reproduced in perfect quality by the Zeiss Otus F1.4 85mm ZE-Mount. Its extremely large initial aperture is simply ideal for isolating subjects from their backgrounds. At the same time, the Zeiss Otus F1.4 85mm ZE-Mount is far more than a portrait lens. Take advantage of its high speed for available light photography, its moderate angle of view for landscapes or its close focusing distance for reproductions.

The optical correction of the Zeiss Otus F1.4 85mm ZE-Mount completely eliminates almost all possible forms of aberration – and makes every picture you take as exciting as the first, even after thousands of exposures.


Zeiss Otus F1.4 85mm ZE-Mount

The famous symmetric lens design invented by Dr. Paul Rudolph at ZEISS in 1896. The Planar lens is the most successful camera lens design – and, by the way, the most plagiarized – ever created. It provides the lens designer with numerous means to correct aberrations extraordinarily well. And its performance is very constant over a wide range of imaging ratios, enabling such a versatile lens variety as the Makro-Planar lens.

Zeiss Aphochromat Lens


Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberations) are corrected with elements of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion. The chromatic aberrations are therefore significantly below the defined limits. Bright-dark transitions in the image, and especially highlights, are reproduced almost completely free of color artifacts.

Get the ultimate contrast with the Otus lens

The ultimate in image contrast

Aberrations caused by extreme differences between shadows and highlights are particularly obvious in images captured at night. Thanks to the outstanding correction of lateral chromatic aberration, the floodlit facade is reproduced with absolute perfection.

Zeiss No Colour Fringing

No colour fringing

Sources of light located in front of or behind the plane of focus present particular challenges to every lens. In the case of the Zeiss Otus, longitudinal chromatic aberration is so low that practically no colour fringing occurs.

Get a Medium format look with the Zeiss Otus 85mm

The medium format look

Thanks to its exceptional sharpness, the ZEISS Otus exploits the full potentials of contemporary high-resolution sensors and rewards photographers with images characterised by breathtaking rendition of even the finest details.

Get the fantastic aspherical design lens with Zeiss Otus

Aspherical design

The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.

Technical specifications:

Focal length 85 mm
Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16
Focusing range 0,8 m (31.50’’) - ∞
Number of elements/groups 11 / 9
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 28.24° / 23.71° / 15.97°
Coverage at close range 278,85 mm x 185,61 mm (10.97‘‘ x 7.31‘‘)
Filter thread M86 x 1.00
Dimensions (with caps) ZF.2: 138 mm (5.43‘‘)
ZE: 141 mm (5.55‘‘)
Diameter of focusing ring ZF.2: 101 mm (3.98‘‘)
ZE: 101 mm (3.98‘‘)
Weight ZF.2: 1140g
ZE: 1200g
Camera mounts F Mount (ZF.2)
EF Mount (ZE)


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GB GB Experienced amateur
Utterly stunning image quality and the best of the three Otus lenses (though only marginally). Performs exactly as described in even the most "breathless" reviews I read before purchasing.

Makes me smile when I use it.

Build quality - top notch.
Not available in Sony EF mount. Works fine adaptaed but would be better if an adapter wasn't needed...

...and then AF would be possible too (no AF licensing issues with Sony like there are with Canon and Nikon)
Confirmed purchase: 10 April 2017
Published on: 20 April 2017
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Liverpool GB Professional photographer
otus image quality is just out of this planet, and even with canon body manual focusing at f/1.4 is a pleasure. design and build quality are top class. shooting with this lens is quite an experience I wish all photographers could feel. could not wish for more. 100% satisfied.

ps. do not get thrown off by manual focus, it is not that hard, even on canon's body and with bit of practice it will reward You .. trust me :)
not existing for my taste
Confirmed purchase: 28 November 2016
Published on: 08 December 2016

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