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ZEISS Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

BH #ZE10014OZF2N • MFR #2233-403
ZEISS Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Nine Low Dispersion Elements
Characterized by an uncompromising design, the Nikon F-mount Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZF.2 from ZEISS is a short-telephoto apochromat featuring a refined construction to excel in a variety of shooting situations. The portrait-length focal length pairs with the bright f/1.4 maximum aperture to afford extensive control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques, and it also benefits shooting handheld in low-light conditions. Suited to shooting at a variety of working distances, a Sonnar optical concept is employed, along with a floating elements system, to retain high sharpness and contrast throughout the focusing range. Additionally, a series of aspherical and low dispersion glass elements are also used to reduce distortion, color fringing, and aberrations for a well-corrected image quality. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and lens flare for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
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ZEISS Otus 100mm f/1.4 Overview

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Characterized by an uncompromising design, the Nikon F-mount Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZF.2 from ZEISS is a short-telephoto apochromat featuring a refined construction to excel in a variety of shooting situations. The portrait-length focal length pairs with the bright f/1.4 maximum aperture to afford extensive control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques, and it also benefits shooting handheld in low-light conditions. Suited to shooting at a variety of working distances, a Sonnar optical concept is employed, along with a floating elements system, to retain high sharpness and contrast throughout the focusing range. Additionally, a series of aspherical and low dispersion glass elements are also used to reduce distortion, color fringing, and aberrations for a well-corrected image quality. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and lens flare for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.

Its manual focus design is complemented by a rubberized focus ring for fine-tuned, precise control over your focus position. Additionally, Otus-series lenses also feature an equally aesthetic and durable anodized metal lens barrel surface along with engraved focusing scales and distinctive high-visibility yellow paint.

Short-telephoto prime lens is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 150mm 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.
Sonnar optical concept suits the combination of a large maximum aperture and long focal length, and also contributes to notable sharpness, well-controlled flare, and high contrast.
Apochromatic optical design utilizes nine anomalous partial dispersion elements to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
One aspherical element controls 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 3.3' 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 100mm f/1.4 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
100mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
86 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
24°
Minimum Focus Distance
3.28' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification
0.12x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:8.6
Optical Design
14 Elements in 11 Groups
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
86 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.98 x 5" / 101 x 127 mm
Weight
2.94 lb / 1336 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.1 x 6.8 x 5.7"

ZEISS Otus 100mm f/1.4 Reviews

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Will the Otus line come out with the Z mount?

Will the Otus line come out with the Z mount?
Asked by: Marcos
The Otus lenses are designed for F and EF mount (D)SLR cameras, but can be used on mirrorless cameras via a compatible lens mount adapter. There are currently no plans to expand the range of mount offerings at this time.
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2021-03-04

How would you compare this with the Otus 85mm?

How would you compare this with the Otus 85mm?
Asked by: Stone
The first place to start is by comparing the technical data, in particular the MTF, vignetting and distortion charts. This will give you an objective overview, without influence of camera or subject matter. Of course, the latter has relevancy and the best way to compare is a side-by-side shoot out by renting the lenses from a reputable company. The datasheets are available for viewing at https://www.zeiss.com/content/dam/consumer-products/downloads/photography/datasheets/en/otus-lenses/datasheet-zeiss-otus-1485.pdf and https://www.zeiss.com/content/dam/consumer-products/downloads/photography/datasheets/en/otus-lenses/datasheet-zeiss-otus-14100.pdf
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2020-11-19

Does the new lens comes in sealed box/s? Where is ...

Does the new lens comes in sealed box/s? Where is the seal located on the boxes? if any. Thanks so much.
Asked by: Fred
The ZEISS Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F is sold in the manufacturer's packaging, exactly as we receive it from Zeiss.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-12-27

Hi...how this lens compares with Milvus 100mm ...

Hi...how this lens compares with Milvus 100mm f2.0?
Asked by: Grzegorz
Otus is Zeiss state of the art lens series. ZEISS Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF is a small telephoto lens with one of the sharpest optical quality and built for portraiture excellency. ZEISS Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE is a macro lens. Both lenses are extremely sharp but when compare side by side under portrait option the Zeiss Otus series is superior. Physically Zeiss Otus lenses are almost twice the weight and substantially larger than Zeiss Milvus series.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-01-03

wanna buy the cool-Lux together, how can i know ...

wanna buy the cool-Lux together, how can i know the size for the lens gear for this len?
Asked by: brian
same as 85mm Otus ...cool- lux 90-91..I recommend the appropriate ring for all Otii, Milvus and Loxia..Percy Seaton-Smythe calls it a very useful aid even if not doing video. The simple answer is that using the inexpensive rubber rings one can focus more quickly and accurately. Desirable for manual focus.
Answered by: Rudran
Date published: 2020-04-02
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