Third Party Lenses

Review: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T*

I never really get bored of reading about this lens. I’ll never own one, but it’s sure a lot of fun to talk about it. Dustin Abbott has completed his review of the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 for Canon, and as always, it’s quite thorough.

From Dustin
“The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZE is big and heavy. It is extremely expensive. It is manual focus only. But you already knew that. Perhaps you have already written this lens off because of those facts. But shooting with this lens is a revelation. Having used it for a while leaves me feeling that the weight and price may just be justified…if one can afford it. It is good enough and versatile enough that many shooters would better off owning fewer lenses to afford this one, and has caused me to mentally catalog my own collection and wonder what I would be willing to part with to aid that acquisition. If nothing else, the Otus 85 is most definitely on my wish list.”

Below is the video review of the lens, you can also read the text review and see the sample images gallery through the links below.

Read the full review | View the sample gallery | Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 at B&H Photo

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