ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF

BH #ZE2814OC • MFR #2102-182
ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Eight Low Dispersion Elements
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Bright-eyed and wide-angled, the Canon EF-mount ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZE 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 Canon EF-mount ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZE 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 full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 44.8mm 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 Length28mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View75°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.18x
Optical Design16 Elements in 13 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size95 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)4.29 x 5.39" / 109 x 137 mm
Weight3.06 lb / 1390 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.245 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.45 x 6.75 x 5.85"
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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

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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

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What makes it worth a whopping $5K?
Asked by: Anonymous
It's all about precision, and it's not Philosophical. It's expensive because of the cost involved in developing it, the expensive materials and processes, the precision of every part. When you hold it in your hands you already know someone was invested into making this piece ... when you see your first image you wonder how you got such a good deal !!! The Zeiss Otus is the best lens you can buy without selling your house (you might need a loan though ;-).
Answered by: Olivier A.
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: 2018-08-26

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This focal length is very prone to sagittal coma flare. Does the Otus 28mm resist this? Especially with off axis bright lights?
Asked by: Anonymous
At worst, the flares will look artistic and beautiful ... everything is beautiful through that lens (not kidding !). But yes, stopping the lens down even to 1.8 will likely eliminate it.
Answered by: Olivier A.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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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.
The Nikon F version rotates the same way as Nikon lenses (i.e. the scale reads from infinity on the left to MFD on the right) and the Canon EF version rotates the same way as Canon lenses (i.e. the scale reads from MFD on the left to infinity on the right).
Answered by: Frank Shuang C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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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: 2018-08-26
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