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Zeiss to Announce 100mm f/1.4 Otus APO Sonnar T*

According to Nokishita, Zeiss will be adding to the Otus line of lenses ahead of Photokina. The new lens will be a 100mm f/1.4 Otus APO Sonnar T*.

The new lens will have an APO Sonnar design and a filter diameter of 86mm. The new lens will be available for both ZF (Nikon) and ZE (Canon) mount.

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BeenThere

EOS 6D MK II
Sep 4, 2012
817
150
Smaller than the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4, so most likely lighter too (86mm filter vs 105mm filter on Sigma). Will undoubtly be a stunner — including a likely $5k price tag. Still, without AF, is it more than twice as good as the Sigma? My guess is that a lot of photographers will be answering no.
 
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Zeidora

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 15, 2015
668
10
Certainly not a macro, which is a bummer. Had been hoping for a 1:1 100 mm Otus macro. Although I am a huge Zeiss fan, will sit this one out as well. Not sure what Zeiss is thinking.
 

NancyP

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 17, 2013
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Portraits, probably. Although lenses can be "too sharp" for portraits, and images need a little smoothing out.
 

stevelee

FT-QL
Jul 6, 2017
916
111
Davidson, NC
Portraits, probably. Although lenses can be "too sharp" for portraits, and images need a little smoothing out.
I took a picture of myself with my Canon 100mm (non-L) macro. Way too sharp. If I took more portraits, particularly of myself, I'd get a soft 85mm lens.
 

FramerMCB

Canon 40D & 7D
Sep 9, 2014
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Too bad it's going to be an Otus - out of the realm of possibility for most. I wonder if they will introduce something similar to their Milvus line-up? They will now have the: 85mm 1.4; the 55mm 1.4; 28mm 1.4; and now a 100mm 1.4... Now that would be a suitcase of lenses to have! If you didn't need to work quickly that is...