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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.


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

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”

2017-02-16 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

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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