ZEISS Otus 1.4/100

The Telephoto Lens.

With its new Otus 1.4/100, ZEISS has expanded the tried and tested Otus family to include a new telephoto focal length. The ZEISS Otus 1.4/100 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 Otus 1.4/100 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 Otus® 1.4/100 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.

ZEISS Otus 1.4/100
ZEISS Otus 1.4/100
ZEISS Otus 1.4/100
ZEISS Otus 1.4/100
ZEISS Otus 1.4/100

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.

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.

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.

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 Otus, longitudinal chromatic aberration is so low that practically no colour fringing occurs.

Aspherical design

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.

Performance

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")

Features

Autofocus

Image Stabilization

Physical

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)

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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.

Sonnar Design

Lens with aspheric optical surface

Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

"Floating elements" design

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Reviews

the-digital-picture.com
"Everyone loves a sharp lens and the ZEISS 100mm f/1.4 Otus defines sharp image quality..."
the-digital-picture.com

gardnercreative.co.uk
"... simply stunning lens which lends images a unique look and feel all of their own..."
gardnercreative.co.uk

cameralabs.com
"...unsurprisingly, an excellent performer, delivering extra sharp images across the full-frame sensor, even with the aperture fully opened to f1.4..."
cameralabs.com

fstoppers.com
"The Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Lens is like most ZEISS lenses: it has absolutely astounding image quality......"
fstoppers.com

Lens Accessories

Tailored to meet your requirements.

When taking pictures, an optimal image is not the only consideration. Capturing that special experience also plays a key role. With their reliable functions, camera lenses from ZEISS ensure that photographers can fully concentrate on the image and composition, and bring their creativity to life. In order to perfect this experience, ZEISS now offers accessories tailored to the requirements of demanding photographers.

Manual Focusing

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Camera Mounts

Overview of different mounts.

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