After winds of rumors circled recently, Zeiss officially – and finally – announced Otus 100mm F1.4. The lenses that are set aside for installation on Canon and Nikon full-frame cameras complement the 28mm, 55mm, and 85mm Otus families.
The latest addition to the lineup is not coming without the proper backup as the Otus 1.4 / 100 is equipped with a metal body, high-precision manual focus system, and exclusive T anti-reflective coating to minimize light distortion and increase contrast.
The Zeiss 100mm Otus lens has an aperture of f / 1.4 to f / 16. This lens also has 14 elements in 11 groups and 86mm filter diameter. In order to get the higher echelon in the class, Zeiss added the consistent center of gravity and optimal balance features.
The Zeiss-made lenses are also claimed to have a high resistance to extreme conditions such as dust and splashes of water so that professional photographers are still able to take pictures in almost all conditions.
The German-based company claimed that even though it was designed for a 35mm full-frame camera, the latest Otus 1.4 / 100 lens offers a look and quality similar to a medium format camera. The apochromatic design is claimed to be able to eliminate almost all image and light deviations. Thus, the resulting color looks perfectly like a real subject.
“Whether portrait or product photography, the bokeh will impress you. The apochromatic lens design with aspherical lenses and special glass prevents almost all conceivable aberrations. In addition, the high-quality coating keeps the contrast high, even when shooting against the light, and minimizes lens flare.” – Zeiss
Zeiss already release the statement regarding the global shipments of their Otus 1.4 / 100 lenses which will be carried out as soon as possible. The exact date is still a mystery as the company does not specify a timetable.
At least, the company didn’t keep the retail price to themselves as the price tag for Zeiss Otus 1.4 / 100 is confirmed to be around $ 4,500.