Zeiss Continues Modernizing Lenses

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Zeiss continued their onslaught of revised and modernized lenses by announcing the Otus 28mm f/1.4. This new lens joins the 55mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses already being produced, and will extend the line of what Zeiss refers to the “best lenses in the world.” 

Once again using a Distagon-type design, based on the MTF measurements of an actual lens supplied by Zeiss, it looks like they’ve once again created a strong optic with lots of micro-contrast.

But be forewarned, this is a heavy lens. The all-metal construction coupled with that 95mm front thread means that you’re looking at a three-pound wide angle prime. Also, note that the lens won’t actually ship until the second quarter of 2016, and thus has a currently unknown retail price. Expect that price to be as hefty as the lens itself.

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