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Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Fast high performance APO wide angle..

Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Ultra high performance apochromatic normal lens, first in the Otus line..

Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Rendering Style

Rendering style, bokeh and beauty..

Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar

Ultra high performance apochromatic medium telephoto, overview and technical..

Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Rendering Style

Rendering style, bokeh and 'transparency' without peer..

85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Night Vision

Peering into shadows at night with the very best..

Diffraction

Getting peak performance from your lens.

Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration

Understanding Longitudinal (Axial) chromatic aberration (LOCA)..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-11-03 Reader Question: Canon RF 50/1.2L USM vs Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Plus White Balance and Tint

2018-10-20 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series: Waterfall Amid Aspen (Nikon Z7)

2018-10-19 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Waterfall Amid Aspen (Canon EOS R)

2018-10-15 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Lundy Canyon at Dusk (Nikon Z7)

2018-10-10 Nikon Z7: Examples, Handheld with IBIS, Very Slow Shutter: Lundy Canyon (Zeiss Otus 28/1.4)

2018-08-31 Zeiss Lenspire Articles—Read all 17

2018-07-15 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Examples: Monitor Pass Area

2018-03-11 Shootout: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar vs Nikon 85mm f/1.4G: Boreal Ski Slope at Night

2018-02-27 Shootout: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar vs Nikon 85mm f/1.4G: Tools Closeup

2017

2017-12-04 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Getting started with Focus Stacking – How to achieve more detailed images”

2017-11-11 Late Season Shooting in the Eastern Sierra

2017-11-07 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Some New Focus Stacking images (Nikon D850)

2017-10-18 Care and Feeding of Otus 85

2017-09-03 Shootout: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon vs Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4: Lundy Painted Face Rock (Nikon D810)

2017-08-29 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Micro Contrast and the Zeiss 'Pop'”

2017-08-27 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? Normal Lenses”

2017-08-03 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Ellery Lake at Dusk

2017-05-22 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? A series by Lloyd Chambers”

2017-04-25 First Impressions in Adapating Lenses to the GFX (Otus 55/1.4)

2017-02-16 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? A series by Lloyd Chambers”

2017-01-31 Reader Comment: Medium Format vs Nikon D810

2017-01-11 Fujifilm GFX: Might a Zeiss Otus Image Circle Fill Most of the Sensor?

2016

2016-08-04 My Articles on the Zeiss Lenspire Site

2016-07-16 Stacking Two Frames for Impossible Depth of Field

2016-06-09 Focus Stacking with the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 Distagon for Outdoor Scenes

2016-05-31 My Articles on the Zeiss Lenspire Site

2016-04-03 Capturing Context and Subtleties Together

2016-04-03 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Mining Cabin Interior

2016-04-03 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Pre-Dawn to Dawn in 20 Mule Team Canyon, Death Valley

2016-03-04 Astrophotography with Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

2015

2015-12-27 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Frosty Pomegranate

2015-12-23 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar and 55/1.4 APO-Distagon are Discounted (Instant Rebates)

2015-12-04 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon to Ship in February

2015-11-18 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: It Has the Magic No Other Normal Lens has

2015-11-05 Back Home, the Snow Show Was Fun + Lloyd’s Dutch Oven Trout Recipe

2015-11-03 Cold Camp

2015-11-02 First Substantial Winter Storm + More Zeiss Images on Canon 5DS R

2015-10-31 Warm and Sunny Follows Cold Snow: Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon on Canon 5DS R in Lundy Canyon

2015-10-23 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Examples: Mountains

2015-10-20 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Yellow Aspen

2015-10-19 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Peering into the Fir Forest

2015-10-15 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Ming Thein’s Take

2015-10-14 Zeiss Announces the new Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

2015-10-14 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon MTF

2015-10-14 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Size and Weight vs Classic 28mm f/2 Distagon

2015-09-15 Reader Comment: Travel Cameras, Small Kit

2015-09-15 Reader Comment: Weather Sealing on Zeiss Milvus vs Zeiss Otus

2015-09-13 A Visit to Zeiss, and back

2015-07-09 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series at 50 Megapixels: Moots at Barcroft (Canon 5DS R)

2015-07-06 Sony A7R II with Otus and other Lenses

2015-07-05 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series at 50 Megapixels: Summit Building on White Mountain Peak, North View (Canon 5DS R)

2015-06-25 Canon 5DS R Hits New High, With Zeiss Otus

2014

2014-12-24 Think Otus for High-Res Sensors

2014-12-17 Zeiss Otus 85/1.4 for Nikon IN STOCK + Nikon D7000 for $484 + X-Rite i1Display Pro for $154

2014-11-16 Zeiss 55/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Glacial Blue, Winter’s Icy Hint (Nikon D810)

2014-10-31 Last Light

2014-10-30 Back From Trip: Shot a Lot

2014-10-29 Ready for the Snow (Plumage)... White-Tailed Ptarmigan?

2014-10-08 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar: Full MTF Series from f/1.4 - f/16

2014-10-02 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar: First USA Shipments at Dealers Today

2014-10-02 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar: Flare Control

2014-09-14 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series 'DeChambeau Yellow Wagon'

2014-09-10 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series 'Trees, Tiles, Tower'

2014-09-09 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Arrives Soon at B&H

2014-09-09 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar: Versatility for any Challenge

2014-09-08 Filters for the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar

2014-09-08 Image Circle Size for 55/1.4 APO-Distagon and 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

2014-09-08 In Depth Review of the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar

2014-09-08 Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar: Exceptional Optical Efforts

2014-09-08 Uber Lens: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar offers Unprecedented Performance

2014-09-08 Yes, it snows in August

2014-09-08 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series 'Wet Aspen Trunk'

2014-08-23 Zeiss 55/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Thunderstorms over Pine Creek Drainage (Nikon D810)

2014-08-20 Nikon D810 vs Pentax 645Z: Visual Impact Out in the Field with a Real Image (Comparison)

2014-08-18 Back from Trip

2014-08-06 Is the D810 Sharper than the D800E?

2014-08-04 Nikon D810 vs D800E at ISO 3200, and is the D810 Sharper than the D800E? White Balance Diff?

2014-08-02 ISO 3200 on Nikon D810

2014-07-25 Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: $900 Price Rise

2014-07-22 Reader Comments: Lenses for Sports Photography

2014-04-17 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 to be Introduced in “near future”

2014-04-11 Merits of an Aperture Ring on the Lens

2014-04-02 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Secondary Color Correction Comparison (Canon 5D Mark III)

2014-04-01 The Fig Tree Declares that it is Spring

2014-03-16 Zeiss ZE Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon for Canon

2014-03-13 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon goes IN STOCK at B&H Photo

2013

2013-12-29 Nikon Df Examples: Pescadero Creek with Otus APO-Distagon

2013-12-23 Sony A7R and Sorbothane Bumper with Zeiss Otus

2013-12-22 Handheld Optical Nirvana with the Sony A7R and Zeiss Otus 55m f/1.4 Distagon

2013-12-22 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon on the Sony A7R: Red Barn Aperture Series

2013-12-21 Recommended Products, and Free Next Day Delivery from B&H Photo

2013-12-21 Supporting the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon on the Sony A7R

2013-10-11 Zeiss Otus 55/1.4 APO-Distagon with Adapter on Sony A or NEX or Similar?

2013-10-10 Interview with Zeiss on the Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

2013-10-09 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Night Shooting

2013-10-08 MTF of Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Wide Open

2013-10-07 Zeiss Otus 55m f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Ordering and Cross-platform Notes

2013-10-07 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Ideal for Video?

2013-10-07 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Sets a New Metric for Lens Performance to Rival the Best of Medium Format

2013-10-07 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: The Medium Format Look

2013-07-31 Is the Full Frame DSLR the New Medium Format? What do DSLRs Lack?

2013-03-23 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon and 135/2 APO-Sonnar and Build Tolerances

2013-02-15 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon (Video)

2012

2012-09-06 New Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Super-High-Spec Prime for Nikon and Canon

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