Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 DSLR lens for Nikon/Canon officially announced


The previously rumored Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 full-frame manual focus DSLR lens (1.4/100) is now officially announced:

  • Mount: ZE (for Canon EF), ZF.2 (for Nikon F)
  • Lens constitution: 11 groups 14 pieces
  • Minimum shooting distance: 1.0 m
  • APO Sonnar lens design
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 8.6
  • Filter diameter: 86 mm
  • Maximum diameter: 100.7 mm
  • Focus ring diameter: 90.0 mm
  • Total length (including the lens cap): ZE: 152.3 mm ZF. 2: 150.1 mm
  • Total length (excluding the lens cap): ZE: 128.8 mm ZF. 2: 126.5 mm
  • Weight: ZE: 1405g ZF. 2: 1336g
  • Sample photos can be downloaded here
  • US Price of the lens will be $4,990
  • Check pre-orders at Adorama, B&H and Amazon):

Technical specifications:

Performance Focal length 100 mm
Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16
Camera mount Canon EF-Mount* (ZE) | Nikon F-Mount* (ZF.2)
Format compatibility Full Frame
Focusing range 1,0 m (39.4") – ∞
Free working distance 0,83 m (32.7") – ∞
Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 24° / 20° / 14°
Diameter of image field 43 mm (1.69")
Coverage at close range (MOD)** 206 x 309 mm (8.11 x 12.17")
Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 8.6
Lens elements | groups 14 / 11
Flange focal distance ZE: 44 mm (1.73") | ZF.2: 47 mm (1.83")
Entrance pupil position (front of image plane) 35 mm (1.38")
Features Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Physical Filter thread M86 x 1.00
Rotation angle of focusing ring 315°
Diameter max. ZE: 101 mm (3.96") | ZF.2: 101 mm (3.96“)
Diameter of focusing ring ZE: 90 mm (3.54″) | ZF.2: 90 mm (3.54″)
Length (with lens caps) ZE: 152 mm (6.00") | ZF.2: 150,1 mm (5.91")
Length (without lens caps) ZE: 129 mm (5.07") | ZF.2: 127 mm (4.98")
Weight ZE: 1405 g (3.10 lbs) | ZF.2: 1336 g (2.95 lbs)

Lens design:



MTF charts (click for larger view):


All four Zeiss Otus lenses:


The full press release and additional pictures can be found here.

Zeiss currently has three Otus f/1.4 lenses for Nikon F-mount priced between $4k-$5k: 28mm, 55mm and 85mm. You can save over $3,000 if you purchase them together with this Zeiss Otus set:


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