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Zeiss Otus 1.4/100 Announced

ZEISS Otus 1.4/100 lens

Today Zeiss announced the addition of a new tele focal length to its line of lenses for full frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. The ZEISS Otus 1.4/100mm is a sharp lens for studio work and beyond.

  • ZEISS Otus 1.4/100 available immediately at a price $4,500 USD

  • Built for Canon and Nikon full frame DSLRs

  • Exceptional detail and gorgeous bokeh at range, longest focal length in Otus series

  • Manual Focus only, no autofocusing

ZEISS Otus 1.4/100mm lens

Photo: ZEISS

Lens Design

The Otus 1.4/100 has a sophisticated design with aspheric lenses and special glass materials to keep chromatic aberrations and any distortion to a minimum.

“The extremely high imaging performance and reliable production quality set the ZEISS Otus 1.4/100 apart in this class of lenses,” says Björn Pados, Product Manager for ZEISS Camera Lenses. “ZEISS’ comprehensive expertise and many years of experience went into developing the lens. 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 100mm lens

Photo: ZEISS

The lens also features impressive ergonomics and quality of build. The ability to rotate and smoothly operate the mechanical components allows for more precise manual focusing. The ZEISS Otus 1.4/100 is made for getting the most crisp shots, with optimum balance and internal focusing.

“This makes the ZEISS Otus 1.4/100 well-suited for the rough conditions a professional photographer faces, and its high-quality mechanical design ensures it will last for a long time,” adds Pados.

ZEISS Otus Lens Series

The Otus lens series was developed for professional photographers who want reliable and high quality performance across a range of apertures. ZEISS launched its high-end SLR lens family back in 2013 with the release of the ZEISS Otus 1.4/55. This series continued with the addition of a short tele lens, the ZEISS Otus 1.4/85, in 2014 and the ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 wide-angle lens in 2015.

zeiss otus family of lenses

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Sample photos taken with the Otus 1.4/100

Portraits and other sample photos captured with the new ZEISS Otus 1.4/100 lens.

jerome krieger ZEISS Otus 1.4/100

Photo: Jerome Krieger / ZEISS 

bjoern pados ZEISS Otus 1.4/100

Photo: Bjoern Pados / ZEISS 

bjoern pados ZEISS Otus 1.4/100 sample photo

Photo: Bjoern Pados / ZEISS 

bjoern pados ZEISS Otus 1.4/100 sample portrait

Photo: Bjoern Pados / ZEISS 

Pricing & Availability

According to ZEISS, global delivery for the ZEISS Otus 1.4/100 will begin immediately, with a sales price of 4,500 Euros (incl. German VAT) or 4,500 US$ (excl. local taxes). A lens shade and protective caps for the front and back lenses are included with your purchase.

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