ZEISS Releases Otus 100mm f/1.4: Uncompromising Quality

ZEISS Otus 100mm

Most lenses tend to make some compromises in their design to make them fit a certain size, price range, and quality. ZEISS loves going for the best, however, with its Otus series. This lineup of superior full-frame lenses makes no sacrifices, so photographers can get maximum quality. Now there is an Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens joining the mix for Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

This high-resolution telephoto lens will be ideal for portraiture, thanks to its fast f/1.4 aperture and outstanding performance wide open. It also benefits from an apochromatic Sonnar optical design that practically eliminates chromatic aberrations while other specialized glass elements combat other aberrations and distortion. Otus lenses are also known for their sharpness and a “medium-format look.”

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Lens
ZEISS Otus 100mm f/1.4 Lens

An all-metal build and completely manual operation are staples of the Otus line, and ZEISS ensures precision during construction with exceptional quality control and testing. A long focus throw of 315° helps with smooth, precise focusing and it can focus as close as 3.3'. The full-frame lens is available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts.

With a 28mm, 55mm, 85mm, and 100mm now in the Otus line, what focal length do you want to see next?


35mm would be my dream Otus focal length!

Completely agree! I think it makes sense that longer focal lengths have been prioritized, but ever since they released the 28mm Otus I've been waiting to see a 35m.