The Zeiss 85mm f1.4 Otus lens is a high-performance, portrait-length prime with a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture for use with Canon EF-mount DSLRs and 35mm film cameras. With the Otus 85mm f/1.4, you can look forward to a stunning performance in almost every possible photographic situation. Its bright aperture is perfect for isolating subjects from their background and creating a soft out-of-focus blur. An absolute highlight for those who appreciate the finer details – in a lens that also offers you all the creative freedoms you could possibly desire. Manual focus only.
Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberrations) 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 colour artifacts.
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.
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.
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 a breathtaking rendition of even the finest details.
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.