Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* Review (D. Abbott)

Zeiss Otus 28mm F/1.4

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At a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Apochromatic, Distagon Optical Design
  • 8 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • 2 Aspherical Elements
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
  • All-Metal Barrel, Yellow Scale Markings

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted his full review of the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* lens. This is not your typical budged lens, the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 sells for $4,990.

Dustin lists the pros of the Otus 28mm f/1.4:

  • Incredible amount of resolution wide open, and yet more when stopped down
  • Incredibly sharp at all focus distances, from minimum to infinity.
  • Absolute control of chromatic aberrations
  • Incredible flare resistance
  • Extremely accurate color rendition
  • Excellent light falloff control
  • Built to the most exacting standards
  • Perfectly damped manual focus ring

You can go for the written review, or have a look at the videos below. Enjoy.

Off Brand: Zeiss Batis 135mm lens to be announced next week (Sony mount)?

Zeiss Batis

Hints suggest Zeiss may announce a new Batis lens next week. Zeiss Batis lenses are for Sony cameras.

That’s what Zeiss is teasing on their Instagram account, a new Zeiss Batis portrait telelens. Please note: there is no mention of 135mm but I think this it will be.

The Instagram teasers are below.

Here is a guy claiming he is shooting the new Zeiss Batis lens.

Zeiss Batis lenses on Amazon.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

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Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm F/3.5 ZF.2

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Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8 review and image quality examination

Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm F/2.8

Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8: B&H Photo | Adorama

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • 2 Aspherical Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott tested the new, manual focusing Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8 lens. He praises the design and the exceptional build quality, the well executed weather sealing, near perfect chromatic aberration control, strong flare resistance and more. The Zeiss is not exactly “inexpensive”, coming at $2,299.

From the conclusion:

The [Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8] produces nicely detailed, visually rich images. It worked admirably for achieving my vision for each situation I put it in…including the very important area of astrophotography. What it didn’t do, however, was wow me with its exceptionalism in any particular area save the utter lack of chromatic aberrations. Perhaps I have become jaded with using so many incredible lenses in the past few years, but this one didn’t “blow me away” in the way that Zeiss lenses so often do.

As usual with Abbott’s reviews, you can go for the written article, or you may watch the comprehensive 18 minutes video below which tells you all the findings and takes a close look at the image quality of the Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8.

Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8

Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8: B&H Photo | Adorama

Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 135mm f/2 review (little bit of perfect)

Milvus 135mm F/2

Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 135mm f/2: B&H Photo | Adorama

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • Apochromatic Sonnar Optical Design
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott tested the new Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 135mm f/2 lens. And he is pretty fond of it.

He writes:

It is fairly large and definitely heavy, but this isn’t unusual in the current trend of full frame lens design.  Despite these very real challenges the lens is a masterful option for those looking for the ultimate 135mm lens.  It’s a joy to shoot with, and produces images that look amazing right out of the camera.  If you pride yourself on doing minimal post processing, you will love the Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 2/135mm; images look great without being touched.  If you are looking for a magical telephoto for shooting video, you will love this lens.  It is special, and I’m so glad that it has found its way into the Milvus lineup.

Dustin Abbott praises the “superb optical performance that is rarely matched and never outdone“. A sample pictures gallery is here. You can go for the written review, or watch the 16 minutes full review video below.

Want to know more about the Milvus 135mm f/2 outstanding optical features? Don’t miss the video below.

Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 135mm f/2: B&H Photo | Adorama