Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 Lens

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A Premium Lens Optimized
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Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 Lens

The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* Lens in Canon EF and Nikon F Mounts is a standard focal length premium lens optimized for full-format DSLR camera sensors. A wide maximum aperture combined with Zeiss' renowned optical glass and T* lens coating allow the 55mm f/1.4 to transmit an impressive degree of detail and color rendition even in low light situations. A floating element design equips the lens for consistent image quality, minimal aberration and field distortion throughout the focus range.

Complementing the premium optics of the 55mm f/1.4 Otus lens is a metal lens housing as evidence of a build quality that matches the lens's imaging prowess. Additionally, an all-metal focusing mechanism with an extended rotation angle allows precise manual focusing from 20" to infinity. Borrowing from their cinema lenses, Zeiss labels the focus scale with highly-visible yellow markings. The rubberized focus ring improves tactile feedback and helps to enable exact focus placement.

  • Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field and low-light performance
  • Engineered for optimal image quality using a DSLR with a full-frame sensor
  • Zeiss T* anti-reflective coated lens system enhances image contrast and clarity
  • Floating element design with 12 elements in 10 groups
  • All-metal focus mechanism with extended angle of rotation for precise focus placement
  • Cinema lens style yellow scale markings on lens barrel enhance visibility


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Specifications
Lens type Prime lens  
Max Format size 35mm FF  
Focal length 55 mm  
Image stabilization No  
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX)  
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.4  
Minimum aperture F16.0  
Aperture ring Yes  
Aperture notes Nikon mount (ZF) version has aperture ring, Canon (ZE) version does not.  
Optics
Elements 12  
Groups 10  
Special elements / coatings 1 double-sided aspheric element, 6 anomalous partial dispersion glass elements  
Focus
Minimum focus 0.50 m (19.69)  
Maximum magnification 0.15  
Autofocus No  
Full time manual Yes  
Focus method Internal  
Distance scale Yes  
DoF scale Yes  
Physical
Weight 970 g (2.14 lb)  
Diameter 92 mm (3.64)  
Length 141 mm (5.55)  
Materials Metal barrel, metal mout  
Color Black  
Filter thread 77 mm  
Hood supplied Yes


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