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Confirmed: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 is the best performing portrait lens ever tested by DxOMark

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DxOmark concluded that the $4,490  Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens (announced few days ago) is currently the best performing 85mm portrait lens for Nikon F mount. Here is their conclusion:

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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* lens for Nikon F mount officially announced

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* lens for Nikon F mount is now officially announced. The lens is available for pre-order at $4,490. For ad additional information, technical specifications and sample images, check this post on PhotoRumors.com.

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$50 off Zeiss ZF.2 lenses for Nikon mount is your deal of the day

For a limited time B&H is offering $50 off on Zeiss ZF.2 manual focus lenses for Nikon mount (Zeiss DSLR lenses are usually never on sale, at least I do not remember seeing this before).

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There is a new “Lord of Darkness” (Nikon Df DxOMark test scores, low light ISO comparison with D800, 6D)

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The Nikon Df has better low light performance than the D4 DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon Df camera ($2,746.95) and it seems that Nikon were able to further improve the low light performance of their 16Mp sensor: the Df score is 3279 vs. 2965 for the D4 (the D3s score was 3253). […]

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZF.2 and Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A lenses tested at DxOmark

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4:55 ZF.2 test results

It’s official – the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZF.2 lens ($3990) is currently the best lens available for Nikon F mount according to DxOMark:

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Zeiss OTUS 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* ZF.2 lens sample images

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The $4,000 Zeiss OTUS 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* ZF.2 lens should start shipping on November 11th. Some new sample images taken with the Nikon D800/D800E camera are now available on flickr (click on photo for larger view):

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