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First Image of Zeiss Otus 85mm Leaks Online

By Anthony Thurston on September 5th 2014

Yesterday, told you that rumors had confirmed that Zeiss would be announcing their new 85mm F/1.4 Otus at Photokina later this month. Today, the first image of that lens leaked online, and it looks exactly as you would expect.

zeiss_otus_85f14_001_zpsd91ec6bbAs you can see above, the lens looks almost identical to the 55mm Otus, though appears to be a little shorter, and maybe a bit wider. Still, if you liked the 55mm Otus, this should be something that you are happy about.

[REWIND: Rumors Confirms Zeiss 85mm Otus Announcement at Photokina]


According to SR sources, the new Otus 85mm will have image quality that surpasses even the 55mm Otus, making it quite possiblly the best full frame lens on the market. Be ready for a price that matches that billing…


What are your thoughts on this new Otus 85mm? Do you think that it will surpass the 55mm Otus, and reign as the new “best” full frame lens out there? Leave a comment below!

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Graham Curran

    A beautifully designed lens.

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  2. Dre Rolle

    That’s such a sexy looking lens….

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  3. Rafael Steffen

    Such an amazing lens, but why in todays world would we buy a lens that does not have AF?

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  4. Mark Iuzzolino

    Other than portrait work, I don’t know how anyone can use manual focus.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Its an acquired skill for sure, but it is possible to be very quick and accurate with manual focus. That said, most people are not willing to put in the time to get good at it, AF is just easier.

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  5. Stephen Velasquez

    No AF, forget about it. If my shots are not pin sharp wide open I can blame the AF at least.

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  6. Raymond Wong

    I owned the ze 21/2.8 and 50/2.0 and they were damn sharp.

    I wish they had AF on these lens. That’d be sweet!

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  7. Austin Swenson

    I think money just drained out of my bank account just looking at this thing.

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  8. Eric Sharpe

    I think it will surpass everything. I think people won’t be able tell the difference, outside of side by side comparisons, but I will still add this to my wish list. Everybody likes being able to buy the best, and if this is it, I want to have it. Now, whether or not is prohibitively expensive for me to buy is another story. Until I can buy it, I will continue to make the best out of what is in my price range… But that thing looks sweet. Same goes for exotic sports cars, actually.

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