Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar (about $4490) for Nikon or Canon. THANK YOU for using this site’s links to pre-order.
Now up in Guide to Zeiss: my in-depth review of the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planarwith 29 pages of coverage.
I worked extensively with the 85/1.4 APO-Planar in the field While I did not (yet) do everything I’d like to cover, this review is very thorough.
This site has a worldwide exclusive for several days on reviews of this lens, as per Zeiss.
Except that within one day, some reviewer out there violated their agreement and published prematurely, causing Zeiss to open the floodgates. Oh well. :)
Update: Ming Thein has a good Ming Thein review of the Zeiss Otus 85/1.4 APO-Planar. Ming and I agree that the Otus 85 sets a new world class standard. See also my conversation with Ming.
|Aperture range||f/1.4 - f/16|
|Number of lens elements/groups||11 elements in 9 groups
One aspheric, six of special glass
|Focusing range:||0.8 m / 31.50 in - ∞|
|Rotation angle of focusing (focus throw):||261°|
|Flange focal distance:||ZF.2: 46.50 mm / 1.83 ft
ZE: 44.00 mm / 1.73 ft
|Entrance pupil position ( in front of image plane):||90 mm / 3.54 in|
|Free working distance at MOD:||0.65 m / 25.59 in - ∞|
|Angular field (diag./horiz./vert.)||28.24° / 23.71° / 15.97°|
|Diameter of image field||43.2 mm|
|Flange focal offset||ZF.2: 46,50 mm (1.83′′)
ZE: 44,00 mm (1.73′′)
|Coverage at close range (MOD). 36 X 24mm frame||278.85 x 185.61 mm / 10.97‘ x 7.31 in|
|Image ratio at close range||1:7.7|
|Length with caps:||ZF.2: 138 mm / 5.43 in
ZE: 141 mm / 5.55 in
|Length without caps||ZF.2: 122 mm (4.80‘‘)
ZE: 124 mm (4.88‘‘)
|Diameter max||ZF.2: 101 mm/ 3.98 in
ZE: 101 mm / 3.98 in
|Weight (as weighed):||ZF.2: 1244g / 2.74 lb with hood and caps
ZE: 1315g / 2.90 lb with hood and caps
Lens hood: 99g
Front lens cap: 23g
|Weight (nominal):||ZF.2: 1140g
|Mounts||ZF.2 (F bayonet)
ZE (EF bayonet)
|Price:||View street price|