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ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

BH #ZE2814ON • MFR #2102-181
ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Eight Low Dispersion Elements
Bright-eyed and wide-angled, the Nikon F-mount ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZF.2 is an optically-refined prime poised to deliver a high degree of resolution and clarity in nearly any shooting condition. Featuring an apochromatic design, and utilizing the Distagon concept to reduce distortion, this lens uses a series of eight anomalous partial dispersion glass elements and two aspherical elements to virtually eliminate chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the aperture range. A floating elements system is also used for consistent performance throughout the focusing range and a ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating suppresses lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity. Equaling the optical prowess of a Strigidae-inspired lens, the Otus 28mm f/1.4 is also characterized by a robust physical design for intuitive, exacting handling.
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ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 Overview

Bright-eyed and wide-angled, the Nikon F-mount ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZF.2 is an optically-refined prime poised to deliver a high degree of resolution and clarity in nearly any shooting condition. Featuring an apochromatic design, and utilizing the Distagon concept to reduce distortion, this lens uses a series of eight anomalous partial dispersion glass elements and two aspherical elements to virtually eliminate chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the aperture range. A floating elements system is also used for consistent performance throughout the focusing range and a ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating suppresses lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity. Equaling the optical prowess of a Strigidae-inspired lens, the Otus 28mm f/1.4 is also characterized by a robust physical design for intuitive, exacting handling.

The wide-angle focal length pairs with the bright f/1.4 maximum aperture to suit working in broad variety of lighting conditions and is well-suited to a range of applications, including landscape, architecture, and interior photography. Accentuating the range of control, this manual focus lens is complemented by haptic design elements, including a rubberized focus ring and an all-metal lens barrel with high-visibility yellow scale markings.

Wide-angle prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 42mm equivalent focal length.
Impressively bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low-light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
Distagon optical concept affords high sharpness, well-corrected image quality from edge-to-edge, and very low field curvature.
Apochromatic optical design utilizes eight anomalous partial dispersion elements to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
Two aspherical elements control distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and more accurate rendering.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Floating elements system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range, from 11.8" to infinity.
Manual focus design is benefitted by focusing and depth of field scales, which are filled with a high-visibility yellow paint, along with hard stops at both infinity and minimum focusing positions.
All-metal lens barrel has a frosted, anodized surface along with a rubberized focusing ring for both durability and improved tactile control.

ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length
28mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
75°
Minimum Focus Distance
11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.18x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 13 Groups
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
95 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
4.29 x 5.31" / 109 x 135 mm
Weight
2.97 lb / 1350 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.5 x 6.85 x 5.65"

ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 Reviews

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question

is there a tripod collar available to fit this lens?
Asked by: John L.
A tripod collar is only necessary with longer/telephoto lenses.
Answered by: Geoffrey F.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Can I Use this lens with Sony A7models with an ...

Can I Use this lens with Sony A7models with an special adapter ?
Asked by: Andres
The best adapter is this one to use the ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF on a A7 series camera, https://bhpho.to/46wH423. Note the mfr does not list that lens specific but should be find.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-10-15

Is this lens suitable for cinema camera use? The ...

Is this lens suitable for cinema camera use? The balloon shape end makes me think it would be difficult to attach a matte box for instance. Also, does the lens extend and retract during focus?
Asked by: Joshua
Hello Joshua. The Otus 28mm does not telescope, and with the additional of a screw-in adapter, you can easily use this lens with a matte box. We like to use a screw-in adapter that provides a 114 front clamp-on diameter to the lens. That way, multiple different matte boxes from various manufacturers like Wooden Camera, ARRI, Bright Tangerine, and others.
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2022-12-27

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Where is the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 Lens F mount manufactured?
Asked by: Fereshte F.
The COI for the ZEISS Otus 1.4/38 is Japan.
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can you confirm if this model has hard stop focus ring at infinity like other Zeiss models or does the focus ring move past infinity?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 focuses beyond infinity, as does the other Otus lenses. The special glass types used in the construction of the lens are sensitive to thermal expansion, so a hard stop would cause infinity problems at high temperatures.
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2024-01-19

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What makes it worth a whopping $5K?
Asked by: Anonymous
Why are professional medium format or cinema lenses more expensive than consumer camera lenses? the latter have higher performance and more precise manufacturing specs. The higher optical quality the lens (sharpness, distortion, CA, micro contrast) the more it costs to make the lens. That is why professional medium format lenses are so expensive. For consumer lenses manufacturers try to balance performance at a price point general consumers can afford. Nikon and Canon have long has separate lines of cheap consumer and expensive pro lenses at two different price points. Zeisss standard DSLR lenses have a higher optical performance than most DSLR lenses. As more pros who had used digital medium format were moving to high res DSLRs There was a growing niche market for DSLR lenses that had that medium format performance. For the Otus line Zeiss told their designers to create as optically perfect of a lens as possible without any regard for the price point. in simpler terms perfection as if price was no object. They came up with the Otus. For people shooting professionally for art directors on professional high res cameras. The optical superiority of the Otus absolutely justifies the cost. For the average consumer, especially if they are using a lower res camera with lower optical specs, an Otus is a waste of money.
Answered by: jon
Date published: 2024-01-19

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Can you let me know which way around the focus rotates on the Otus? Same as the regular Nikon lenses or the same way as the Canon version. Thanks
Asked by: Simon T.
Same as Nikon- I purchased an Otis 28 last week.
Answered by: Philip R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is the depth of field scale on the lens accurate? If for any F Stop, one end of the scale is on Infinity, will the other end of the scale accurately reflect the near focus point? I like the Batis lenses for this reason.
Asked by: John
Hi John, Absolutely! The people at Zeiss did a through program in developing this beautiful piece of seeing glass and it's secretly artificial glass. The depth of field is right on the money, I have now spent countless hours shooting landscapes and I couldn't be happier. It will problem be one of your best investments. Rad
Answered by: RADCLIFFE M.
Date published: 2024-01-19
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