The best short tele lens in the world

Otus 1.4/85

An absolute highlight for those who appreciate the finer details - in a lens that also offers you all the creative freedoms you could possibly desire. With the Otus 1.4/85, you can look forward to sublime performance in almost every possible photographic situation.

Otus 1.4/85

The best short tele lens in the world

Otus 1.4/85

The best short tele lens in the world

Otus 1.4/85

The best short tele lens in the world

Otus 1.4/85

The best short tele lens in the world

Otus 1.4/85

The best short tele lens in the world

ZEISS Otus 1.4/85

The best short tele lens in the world

The Otus® 1.4/85 is a superlative lens in every respect – just like every other focal length in the unique ZEISS Otus family. A lens designed and constructed with the comprehensive expertise and vast experience of ZEISS.

Features in portraits and finest details in textures are not the only things reproduced in perfect quality by the Otus 1.4/85. Its extremely large initial aperture is simply ideal for isolating subjects from their backgrounds. At the same time, the Otus 1.4/85 is far more than a portrait lens. Take advantage of its high speed for available light photography, its moderate angle of view for landscapes or its close focusing distance for reproductions.

The optical correction of the Otus 1.4/85 completely eliminates almost all possible forms of aberration – and makes every picture you take as exciting as the first, even after thousands of exposures.

Technical specifications:

Focal length 85 mm
Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16
Focusing range 0,8 m (31.50’’) - ∞
Number of elements/groups 11 / 9
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 28.24° / 23.71° / 15.97°
Coverage at close range 278,85 mm x 185,61 mm (10.97‘‘ x 7.31‘‘)
Filter thread M86 x 1.00
Dimensions (with caps) ZF.2: 138 mm (5.43‘‘)
ZE: 141 mm (5.55‘‘)
Diameter of focusing ring ZF.2: 101 mm (3.98‘‘)
ZE: 101 mm (3.98‘‘)
Weight ZF.2: 1140g
ZE: 1200g
Camera mounts F Mount (ZF.2)
EF Mount (ZE)

Pictures on Flickr

Otus 1.4/85

Every shot tells a different story, as you can see in this image taken with the Otus 1.4/85. Capture incredible moments and share them at the ZEISS Flickr Community. Regardless of which ZEISS lens you use.

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Design

Otus 1.4/85

The famous symmetric lens design invented by Dr. Paul Rudolph at ZEISS in 1896. The Planar lens is the most successful camera lens design – and, by the way, the most plagiarized – ever created. It provides the lens designer with numerous means to correct aberrations extraordinarily well. And its performance is very constant over a wide range of imaging ratios, enabling such a versatile lens variety as the Makro-Planar lens.

Apo Planar with 11 lens elements in 9 groups
Lens with aspheric surface
Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
"Floating Elements" design

Features

Otus 1.4/85

Apochromat

Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberations) are corrected with elements of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion. The chromatic aberrations are therefore significantly below the defined limits. Bright-dark transitions in the image, and especially highlights, are reproduced almost completely free of color artifacts.

The ultimate in image contrast

Aberrations caused by extreme differences between shadows and highlights are particularly obvious in images captured at night. Thanks to the outstanding correction of lateral chromatic aberration, the floodlit facade is reproduced with absolute perfection.

No colour fringing

Sources of light located in front of or behind the plane of focus present particular challenges to every lens. In the case of the ZEISS Otus, longitudinal chromatic aberration is so low that practically no colour fringing occurs.

The medium format look

Thanks to its exceptional sharpness, the ZEISS Otus exploits the full potentials of contemporary high-resolution sensors and rewards photographers with images characterised by breathtaking rendition of even the finest details.

Aspherical design

The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.

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Otus 1.4/85

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Otus 1.4/85

Reviews & Awards

Otus 1.4/85

Reviews

diglloyd.com
"The Otus 85/1.4 APO-Planar delivers the most transparently beautiful imagery I have ever seen on a DSLR. Well, it does so in every case, not just portraits."
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3d-kraft.com
"Already the Otus 1.4/55 did not show any compromise but the 1.4/85 ups the ante in every aspect. It delivers very high resolution and contrast right from open aperture."
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mattgranger.com
"Let me get straight to the point, the 55mm Otus was the best lens I have ever tested in terms of overall image quality - and the 85mm Otus is even better."
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lensvid.com
"The Otus 85mm is an amazing lens. Both in terms of build quality and design and in terms of its phenomenal image quality."
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blog.mingthein.com
"I have never personally seen any other brand with this level of consistency....I honestly feel that the lens still has more to give – but we don’t have the sensors for it yet."
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newsshooter.com
"I recently had the opportunity to try out the beautiful Zeiss Otus lenses. There are currently only two lenses in the range..."
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Awards

CyberPhoto Guld Award

ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

Kamera & Bild Toppklass

ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

Profi Foto Award

lenstip.com editor's choice

ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

FOTOHITS Award

ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

Bokeh Masters Award

Pop Award 2014

ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

Pictures Magazin Award

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