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Zeiss Otus 28mm F1.4 Full-Frame Lens (2015)

Neoscore 70%NEX score 85%

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Product Overview

Zeiss Otus 28mm F1.4 is a flagship large-aperture manual-focus wide-angle prime lens for Canon EF-mount and Nikon F-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Zeiss in 2015, it has 16 elements in 13 groups.
Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it much more engaging. There are also fewer things to go wrong on the long run. In the case of this Otus, we really find the best from the best.
The bright maximum aperture for a wide-angle lens is appreciated for night photography, though some may prefer the perspective of an ultra wide-angle lens for this. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • The finest built quality
  • Exceptional image quality
  • Gorgeous rendering
Cons
  • Quite large
  • On the heavy side
  • Rubber focus ring not as nice as metal ones

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 85% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Very good image stabilization
  • Sharpness, contrast, and resistance against contra light, coma, loCA, Bokeh
Cons
  • No manual focus
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Specifications

Construction

Colors
Black
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Aspherical + APD elements, T* coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
95 mm / 3.74 in
Size | Diameter
88 mm / 3.46 in
Size | Length
137 mm / 5.39 in
Weight
1390 g / 49.12 oz

Function

Angle Of View
75.4° Diagonal | 65.5° Horizontal | 46.4° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.4 ~ f/16
Autofocus
No
Focal Length
28 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.18
Min Focus Distance
300 mm / 11.81 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2015-10-14

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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
Nikon’s new AF-S VR 24-70mm 2.8E ED is the most expensive alternative at 2400 EUR. It reaches 2.5x further with its 70mm focal length at the long end. As with the 55/1.4 Otus I can only say: if you can’t manage to properly focus manually you better forget about this lens.
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Pros
  • Sharpness, contrast, and resistance against contra light, coma, loCA, Bokeh
  • Very good image stabilization
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • No manual focus

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4 review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/zeiss-otus-28mm-f1-4-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-22.

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