Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens
The new lens is marketed as “The World’s best wide angle lens“. There is a Zeiss 55mm and a Zeiss 85mm lens in this same lens family as well. The lens design is quite complex: 16 lens elements in 13 groups, including floating elements as well, which is usually used in Macro lenses to improve close focus performance.
The weight of the lens is 1.35 and 1.39 kg respectively, so it is not a mirrorless wonder, but a heavy beast. It is partly because of the quite bright f/1.4 aperture. This bright aperture makes the lens much more interesting: night photos, urban landscapes can benefit from this feature.
The other reason is the metal construction, this a metal lens, with a very precise focusing ring.
The price of the lens is not yet known, but the two other brother costs around 4000 and 4500 USD respectively. The lens is expected to be available in 2016.
Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens construction
Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 specs
See the specs below.
|Focal length||28 mm|
|Aperture range||f/1.4 – f/16|
|Focusing range||0,30 m (11.81”) – ∞|
|Number of elements/groups||16 / 13|
|Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.||75° / 65° / 46°|
|Coverage at close range||225 x 150 mm (8.89 x 5.91″)|
|Filter thread||M95 x 1,00|
|Dimensions (with caps)||ZF.2: 152,0 mm (5.98‘‘)
ZE: 154,0 mm (6.06‘‘)
|Weight||ZF.2: 1350 g (47.62 oz)
ZE: 1390 g (49.03 oz)
|Camera mounts||F Mount (ZF.2)
EF Mount (ZE)