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

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I’m sometimes asked “Otus or Milvus?” by readers who are not sure and would rather not spend the money.

This shootout answers the question unequivocally across the aperture range.

55/1.4 APO-Distagon vs Milvus 50/1.4: Lundy Painted Face Rock

Includes images up to full camera resolution from f/1.4 through f/11.

This image at f/4 was used in my Zeiss Lenspire article Zoom Lens or Prime? 135mm.

f1.4 @ 1/800 sec, ISO 64; 2017-07-31 07:36:33
NIKON D810 + Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2

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