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Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* lens review: the king of all lenses?

Max Angeloni reviews the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* lens: Big, fat, heavy and manual focus. Can a lens like this be considered a must have lens in the era of miniaturization and electronics? Let’s find out together. Imagine you are a lens engineer. One day your boss comes to you saying you have to […]

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Zeiss OTUS 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* ZF.2 lens (Nikon F mount) now shipping

         Foto Hans Keuzekamp received their first Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* lens for Nikon F mount (US price: $3,990). As far I know, this lens has not started shipping in the US yet, even though it’s listed as back-ordered at B&H (update: the lens is already shipping in the US in very limited […]

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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

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

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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Zeiss OTUS 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* ZF.2 lens priced at $4000

Zeiss today announced the price of their new “best fast 50mm ever” OTUS 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* ZF.2 lens: $3,999 (US). The lens is currently available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama. Some sample images from a pre-production version can be found here and here.

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/55 lens: “the best fast 50mm ever”

Just in case you missed today’s post on PhotoRumors.com: Carl Zeiss published a new video for their upcoming Distagon T* 1.4/55 lens which they claim to be “the best fast 50mm ever” (see this comparison of seven different lenses for Nikon mount). The Distagon T* 55mm f/1.4 lens is part of a new line of DSLR lenses designed for high […]

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How sharp is the new Zeiss Distagon 55mm f/1.4 ZF.2 lens? (comparison)

During the Photokina show this year Zeiss released a new Distagon 55mm f/1.4 lens designed specifically for high resolution, full frame DSLR cameras (with resolution over 30MP). Michael van Kraalingen, who visited the show, was able to take some comparison snapshots between the Zeiss Distagon 55mm f/1.4 ZF.2 (expected price around $4000), Zeiss Planar 50mm F/1.4 ZF.2 ($725) and Nikon […]

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