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Zeiss Otus Apo Distagon 55mm f/1.4 T* Lens Announced

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Category: Interchangeable Lenses
Product: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T*

Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Lens Announced - Zeiss has launched the Otus Apo Distagon 55mm f/1.4 T* lens, which it claims has virtually no colour fringing and achieves a medium format look.

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Zeiss has announced the launch of a new Zeiss Otus lens. 

The Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon lens is a fast prime lens for Canon or Nikon DSLRs and can also be used on Leica M Typ 240 and mirrorless cameras with an adapter.

The Distagon T* f/1.4 55mm is the first in a line of new high-end SLR lenses from Zeiss. Zeiss say the most important aim in developing this lens was to achieve 'no compromises image quality'. 

The lens only has manual focusing, and Zeiss claim this will allow the user to take full advantage of it's fantastic imaging performance. 

Zeiss say the lens can achieve a medium format look, and that chromatic abberation is so low that practically no colour fringing occurs. 

Dr Aurelian Didoc, Zeiss principal scientist stated on the Zeiss blog: "With this new family of lenses we want to offer photographers an artistic tool with which they can create perfect pictures. The optics should not pose any limits on the quality of the image. A photographer’s creativity should be the defining factor. We want to challenge photographers to create the perfect picture by providing the perfect optics."

For more information on the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 T* Distagon lens, take a look at the Zeiss website. You can take a look at some sample photos taken with the lens here.

Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* Specifications

General
Lens Mounts
  • Nikon AF
  • Canon EF
Lens
Focal Length 55mm
Angle of View No Data
Max Aperture f/1.4
Min Aperture f/16
Filter Size 77mm
35mm equivalent No Data
Internal focusing No Data
Focusing
Min Focus 50cm
Stabilised No Data
Construction
Blades No Data
Elements 12
Groups 10
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data
Dimensions
Weight 970g
Height 142mm

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AlanPerkins
9 Oct 2013 - 9:47 PM

... and how many arms & legs will this little beauty cost? Tongue

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93427 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 10:39 PM

The guide price I saw was something in the region of $4000 USD!

AlanPerkins
10 Oct 2013 - 9:05 AM


Quote: The guide price I saw was something in the region of $4000 USD!

hmmmm - maybe I won't be buying that one just yet then

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