With its new Zeiss 100mm f1.4 Otus ZE Lens – Nikon F Fit, ZEISS has expanded the tried and tested Otus family to include a new telephoto focal length. The Zeiss 100mm f1.4 Otus ZE Lens – Nikon F Fit is one of the best lenses in its class due to its low sample variation, outstanding imaging performance, and superior build quality.
With the same uncompromising performance that makes all Otus lenses stand out, the Zeiss 100mm f1.4 Otus ZE Lens – Nikon F Fit is a truly exceptional lens. A lens that is a reflection of the comprehensive expertise and extensive experience of ZEISS.
Although developed for 35 mm full-frame cameras, the Zeiss 100mm f1.4 Otus ZE Lens – Nikon F Fit gives you the quality and look of a medium-format system.
Whether in the studio or on location, this lens stands out in every situation thanks to its high resolution and excellent sharpness – even at the maximum aperture of f/1.4.
Whether portrait or product photography, the bokeh will impress you. The apochromatic lens design with aspherical lenses and special glass prevents almost all conceivable aberrations. In addition, the high-quality coating keeps the contrast high, even when shooting against the light, and minimizes lens flare.
Features of the Zeiss 100mm f1.4 Otus ZE Lens – Nikon F Fit
- F-Mount Lens/FX Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- One Aspherical Element
- Nine Low Dispersion Elements
- Apochromatic Sonnar Optical Design
- ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
- Floating Elements System
- Manual Focus Design
- Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
The medium format look
Thanks to its exceptional sharpness, the Zeiss 100mm f1.4 Otus ZE Lens – Nikon F Fit exploits the full potentials of contemporary high-resolution sensors and rewards photographers with images characterised by breathtaking rendition of even the finest details.
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.
Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberations) 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 color artifacts.
Virtually distortion-free optics
Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – ZEISS lenses open up new composition possibilities. Distortion would disrupt the composition because straight lines, whose image does not go through the image center, would be reproduced with a curved shape. This annoying effect is accordingly and largely compensated through elaborate optical designs at all focal lengths.
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 100mm f1.4 Otus ZE Lens – Nikon F Fit, longitudinal chromatic aberration is so low that practically no colour fringing occurs.
Manually focusing a lens means controlling and therefore actively composing an image gently and precisely from your fingertips. Here, a good ergonomic design makes all the difference. ZEISS Milvus Lenses feature a large rotation angle which enables pinpoint focusing. The silent, continuous aperture setting (de-click function with ZF.2 mount) and the long focusing range lay also optimal conditions for video photography.
Specifications of the Zeiss 100mm f1.4 Otus ZE Lens – Nikon F Fit
|Focal length||100 mm|
|Aperture range||f/1.4 – f/16|
|Camera Mount||Canon EF-Mount* (ZE) | Nikon F-Mount* (ZF.2)|
|Format compatibility||Full Frame|
|Focusing range||1,0 m (39.4″) – ∞|
|Free working distance||0,83 m (32.7″) – ∞|
|Angular field** (diag. horiz. vert.)||24° | 20° | 14°|
|Diameter of image field||43 mm (1.69″)|
|Coverage at close range (MOD)**||206 x 309 mm (8.11 x 12.17″)|
|Image ratio at minimum object distance||1 : 8.6|
|Lens elements | groups||14 | 11|
|Flange focal distance||ZE: 44 mm (1.73″) | ZF.2: 47 mm (1.83″)|
|Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)||35 mm (1.38″)|
|Filter thread||M86 x 1.00|
|Rotation angle of focusing ring||315°|
|Diameter max.||ZE: 101 mm (3.96″) | ZF.2: 101 mm (3.96“)|
|Diameter of focusing ring||ZE: 90 mm (3.54″) | ZF.2: 90 mm (3.54″)|
|Length (with lens caps)||ZE: 152 mm (6.00″) | ZF.2: 150,1 mm (5.91″)|
|Length (without lens caps)||ZE: 129 mm (5.07″) | ZF.2: 127 mm (4.98″)|
|Weight||ZE: 1405 g (3.10 lbs) | ZF.2: 1336 g (2.95 lbs)|