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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Lens type Prime lens  
Max Format size 35mm FF  
Focal length 55 mm  
Image stabilization No  
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX)  
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.  
Elements 12  
Groups 10  
Special elements / coatings 1 double-sided aspheric element, 6 anomalous partial dispersion glass elements  
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  
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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