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ZEISS Otus 1.4/85

The short tele lens.

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. With the ZEISS Otus® 1.4/85, you can look forward to sublime performance in almost every possible photographic situation.

The ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 is a superlative lens in every respect – just like every other focal length in the unique ZEISS Otus family. A lens designed and constructed with the comprehensive expertise and vast experience of ZEISS.

Features in portraits and finest details in textures are not the only things reproduced in perfect quality by the Otus 1.4/85. Its extremely large initial aperture is simply ideal for isolating subjects from their backgrounds. At the same time, the Otus 1.4/85 is far more than a portrait lens. Take advantage of its high speed for available light photography, its moderate angle of view for landscapes or its close focusing distance for reproductions.

The optical correction of the Otus 1.4/85 completely eliminates almost all possible forms of aberration – and makes every picture you take as exciting as the first, even after thousands of exposures.

  • Features

    Apochromat

    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 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 breathtaking rendition of even the finest details.

    Aspherical design

    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.

  • Data

    Lens Design

    ZEISS Otus 1.4/85

    The Planar lens design is the most successful – and most frequently copied – camera lens design of all time. Modifications to the tried-and-tested six-lens basic type ensure that it achieves the high imaging quality required by modern sensors. Lenses with a Planar optical design enable consistent performance across a large range of image scales – the key requirement for universal macro-lenses.

    Planar Design

    Lens with aspheric optical surface

    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

    "Floating elements" design

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    Technical Specifications

    ZEISS Otus 1.4/85

    Performance Focal length 85 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 0,8 m (31.50") - ∞
    Free working distance 0,65 m (25.59") - ∞
    Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 28° / 24° / 16°
    Diameter of image field 43 mm (1.69")
    Coverage at close range (MOD)** 279 mm x 186 mm (10.97" x 7.31")
    Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 7.7
    Lens elements | Groups 11 / 9
    Flange focal distance ZE: 44 mm (1.73") | ZF.2: 47 mm (1.83")
    Entrance pupil position (front of image plane) 90 mm (3.54")
    Features Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    Physical Filter thread M86 x 1.00
    Rotation angle of focusing ring 261°
    Diameter max. ZE: 101 mm (3.98") | ZF.2: 101 mm (3.98")
    Diameter of focusing ring ZE: 92 mm (3.62") | ZF.2: 92 mm (3.62")
    Length (with lens caps) ZE: 141 mm (5.55") | ZF.2: 138 mm (5.43")
    Length (without lens caps) ZE: 124 mm (4.88") | ZF.2: 122 mm (4.80")
    Weight ZE: 1200g (2.64 lbs) | ZF.2: 1140g (2.51 lbs)

    *) Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Fujifilm is a registered trademark of Fujifilm Corporation. Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

    **) Referring to 24x36 mm format

    ***) Referring to APS-C format

  • Pictures

    Your pictures made with our lens

    ZEISS Otus 1.4/85

    Every day, thousands of impressive images are captured and every shot tells a different story, as you can see in these images below, all made with this ZEISS lens. The objective of the ZEISS Flickr Group is to gather the best of your images together and show them to the world.

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    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.

    • High fitting accuracy for fast filter change
    • Can be used with a lens shade
    • Available in all standard sizes
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    Cleaning Products

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    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.

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    The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.

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    ZEISS Accessories - Lens Gear

    Lens Gear

    Accessories

    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.

    • Quick mounting – no tools needed
    • Made of lightweight aluminum
    • Hardened surface coating
    • Features a 0.8 pitched gear
    • Follow focus runs smoother than ever before
    • No more screwdrivers, worn-out belts or straps that stick out
    More details about the ZEISS Lens Gears
  • Stories

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  • Awards & Reviews

    Awards

    ZEISS Otus 1.4/85

       

    Reviews

    ZEISS Otus 1.4/85

    (nur in Englisch verfügbar)

    diglloyd.com
    "The Otus 85/1.4 APO-Planar delivers the most transparently beautiful imagery I have ever seen on a DSLR. Well, it does so in every case, not just portraits...."

    diglloyd.com

    mattgranger.com
    "Let me get straight to the point, the 55mm Otus was the best lens I have ever tested in terms of overall image quality - and the 85mm Otus is even better..."

    mattgranger.com

    blog.mingthein.com
    "I have never personally seen any other brand with this level of consistency....I honestly feel that the lens still has more to give – but we don’t have the sensors for it yet."

    blog.mingthein.com

    3d-kraft.com
    "Already the Otus 1.4/55 did not show any compromise but the 1.4/85 ups the ante in every aspect. It delivers very high resolution and contrast right from open aperture"

    3d-kraft.com
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