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For a long time, Alessandro loved to shoot sports photos. This spring he switched to ZEISS lenses. Here's a little experience report. ...
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.
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.
Thanks to its exceptional sharpness, the ZEISS Otus exploits the full potentials of contemporary high-resolution sensors and rewards photographers with images characterised by breathtaking rendition of even the finest details.
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.
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.
Lens with aspheric optical surface
Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
"Floating elements" design
|Performance||Focal length||55 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||0,5 m (19.68") – ∞|
|Free working distance||0,33 m (13.2") – ∞|
|Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.)||44° / 37° / 25°|
|Diameter of image field||43 mm (1.69")|
|Coverage at close range (MOD)**||246 x 163 mm (9.69 x 6.42")|
|Image ratio at minimum object distance||1 : 6.8|
|Lens elements | Groups||12 / 10|
|Flange focal distance||ZE: 44 mm (1.73") | ZF.2: 46 mm (1.83")|
|Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)||101 mm (3.50")|
|Physical||Filter thread||M77 x 0.75|
|Rotation angle of focusing ring||248°|
|Diameter max.||ZE: 92 mm (3.64") | ZF.2: 92 mm (3.64")|
|Diameter of focusing ring||ZE: 83 mm (3.27") | ZF.2: 83 mm (3.27")|
|Length (with lens caps)||ZE: 144 mm (5.66") | ZF.2: 141 mm (5.55")|
|Length (without lens caps)||ZE: 127 mm (5.01") | ZF.2: 125 mm (4.93")|
|Weight||ZE: 1030 g (2.43 lbs) | ZF.2: 970 g (2.22 lbs)|
These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.
From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained. ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.
The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.
ZEISS Lens Gears make ZEISS Otus, ZEISS Milvus and ZEISS Loxia lenses a proper cine-style lens for professional filmmakers. They are available in four different sizes: mini, small, medium and large.
ZEISS grants a warranty period of two years from the date of purchase for all its photographic lenses. This may be extended to three years after registering with ZEISS Online Registration. Although the ZEISS extended warranty is already available in numerous countries, claims under warranty may only be made in the country in which the product was purchased.