Carl Zeiss Otus Lenses - 28mm f/1.4, 55mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4
Carl Zeiss Otus Lenses are quite simply breath taking and truly stand apart in their colour, tonality and sharpness. If you use them, you will without doubt see the difference compared to the top brand name equivalent.
We’ve added the Canon EF mount variant in this series to our range and with so many moving Image cameras also now benefitting from a native or adapted EF mount, the possible uses for each lens are greatly increased.
As a stills lens ‘straight off the bat’ they’re not Auto Focus, these are lenses for a slightly slower more considered pace of shooting, as well as having an ultra-smooth transition between focus that lends well to moving image applications.
For those that would rely heavily on AF you can still rely very much upon the cameras ‘beep’ and Green ready light in the viewfinder whilst focussing, even setting the camera to only fire when the point is in focus, but the process of focussing is manual.
These lenses are extremely popular for portraiture, especially where skin tone and clarity is paramount. There is also a more tactile feel to focussing manually with a well-constructed lens such as this that alters the experience of shooting, almost making you more aware of your subject.
Carl Zeiss believe these lenses are the best they’ve made, the pinnacle of their 125 years of experience and from our first impressions, what users have had to say and the results one can see online we’re convinced.
These galleries (embedded) below on Flickr really show off some great examples