Thornwood, NY—With the debut of the Zeiss Otus 1.4/100, Zeiss is expanding its lens family for Canon and Nikon DSLR photographers. Whether in the studio or on the go, for portrait or product photography, the lens’s tele focal length delivers high resolution and definition—even at maximum aperture.
In addition, the high-speed lens clearly sets the subject apart from the background. The level of detail and harmonic bokeh ensure the 3D pop effect for which Zeiss lenses are known, the company stated.
“The extremely high imaging performance and reliable production quality set the Zeiss Otus 1.4/100 apart in this class of lenses,” said Björn Pados, product manager for Zeiss Camera Lenses. “Zeiss’s comprehensive expertise and many years of experience went into developing the lens. Moreover, the images captured with a Zeiss Otus lens in combination with a high-resolution, full-frame DSLR camera are on par with those created using a medium-format system.”
Zeiss Otus 1.4/100 Optical Design
The lens design, with aspheric lenses and special glass materials, keeps chromatic aberrations and distortion to a minimum. Even when shooting against the light, the T* antireflective coating developed by Zeiss allows for extremely high contrast as well as minimizes stray light.
The new Zeiss Otus lens also features ergonomics; the extended rotation angle and smooth operation of mechanical components enable precise manual focusing. The stable full-metal housing with internal focusing ensure a consistent center of gravity and optimum balance when taking photographs. “This makes the new Zeiss Otus well suited for the rough conditions a professional photographer faces; and its high-quality mechanical design ensures it will last for a long time,” added Pados.
Zeiss Otus Series
The Zeiss Otus lens series was developed for professional photographers. The series lenses provide unrestricted edge-to-edge image quality that extends across the entire aperture range. Zeiss launched its high-end SLR lens family back in 2013 with the Zeiss Otus 1.4/55. Moreover, the series now encompasses a short tele lens, the Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 released in 2014. The Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 wide-angle lens followed in 2015.
Global delivery for the Zeiss Otus 1.4/100 begins immediately. The lens has a sales price of $4,500. In addition, the lens comes with a lens shade and protective caps for the front and back lenses.